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Stuart ‘Breathtaking’ Binny
By B Dixit - Sep 15, 2017 5:31 pm
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Stuart Binny holds the record of best bowling figures in an ODI innings by an Indian bowler. He achieved the feat during India’s tour of Bangladesh in 2014. Having lost the first ODI, Bangladesh captain, Mushfiqur Rahim, won the toss and chose to bowl in the second one at Dhaka.

In what was more of shock than surprise, India were bundled out on 105 in 25.3 overs. Suresh Raina, leading the side, top-scored with 27 (23) with the help of three fours. Making his ODI debut, Tasking Ahmed registered figures of 8-0-28-5. His efforts played a vital role in the demolition of the Indian batting line-up.

Bangladesh had a golden chance to level the series. A situation couldn’t have been easier than this for them. India needed wickets, quick wickets, from their lead bowlers, if they were to stand any chance against the home team. Mohit Sharma jolted sent back the Bangladeshi opening pair, but, more was required from the Indian bowlers.

It was at this situation that Binny was introduced into the attack. Bangladesh surrendered against the military medium-pace of Binny. They lost seven wickets for eight runs and were eventually dismissed on a meagre 58 in 17.4 overs. Binny registered figures of 4.4-2-4-6 and was adjourned the ‘Player of the Match’.

Watch the full video of Binny’s spell:

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