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Pressure map: Bermuda vs Bangladesh
Srinivas Bhogle | March 26, 2007 19:33 IST
Bangladesh always looked likely to defeat Bermuda convincingly. The reduced overs must however have worried Bangladesh a little; reduced overs always make one-sided matches more even.
Once Bermuda were dismissed for 93, it was easy.
Required to score 96 in 21, the rediff.com expert believed that Bangladesh could even reach 126 by scoring at a run a ball. Bangladesh therefore started with a pressure index (PI) of just 38.
When Nafees fell to make it 37/3, Bangladesh's PI went up to 37/3, and a relatively quiet spell between overs 5-10 sent the PI up to 77 at one stage.
At the 15-over mark only 15 were needed and the PI dropped to 32.
Soon Saqibul and Ashraful finished it off with many balls to spare. It was Bangladesh's best moment so far in ODI cricket.
Sunil T and Sunil Patil of Cranes Software helped create this pressure map based on the details retrieved from the Rediff scorer.
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