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ODI no. 2538
ICC World Cup – 8th Match, Group B
Bangladesh v India 2006/07 season Played at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad (neutral venue), on 17 March 2007 (50-over match)
Result Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

India innings (50 overs maximum) Total (all out; 49.3 overs) 191
Bangladesh innings (target: 192 runs from 50 overs) Total (5 wickets; 48.3 overs) 192

Did not bat Mohammad Rafique, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Syed Rasel

Toss India, who chose to bat first
Points Bangladesh 2, India 0

Player of the match Mashrafe Mortaza (Bangladesh)

Umpires Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and SJ Davis (Australia)
TV umpire IL Howell (South Africa)
Match referee AG Hurst (Australia)
Reserve umpire DJ Harper (Australia)