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babubangla
June 18, 2005, 10:19 PM
Cricinfo published the top ten list of biggest ODI upset.
Including infamous World Cup defeat to Canada, Bangladesh is involved in 4 out of the top 10 ODI upsets.
Ofcourse, Bangladeshs' win against World Champion Australia is marked as the #1 ODI upset of all time. It is the only upset done by batting second.

Biggest Upset-1
Bangladesh beat Australia by 5 wickets, NatWest Series, Cardiff, June 18, 2005
Biggest Upset-2
Kenya beat West Indies by 73 runs, World Cup, Pune, February 29, 1996
Biggest Upset-3
India beat West Indies by 43 runs, World Cup final, Lord's, June 25, 1983
Biggest Upset-4
Zimbabwe beat Australia by 13 runs, World Cup, Trent Bridge, June 9, 1983
Biggest Upset-5
Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 62 runs, World Cup, Northampton, May 31, 1999
Biggest Upset-6
Kenya beat Sri Lanka by 53 runs, World Cup, Nairobi, February 24, 2003
Biggest Upset-7
Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs, World Cup, Albury, March 18, 1992
Biggest Upset-8
Bangladesh beat India by 15 runs, Dhaka, December 26, 2004
Biggest Upset-9
Canada beat Bangladesh by 60 runs, World Cup, Durban, February 11, 2003
Biggest Upset-10
Kenya beat India by 69 runs, Gwalior, March 6, 1998

Source: Cricinfo Ten biggest one-day upsets (http://content.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/211416.html)

Edited on, June 19, 2005, 3:39 AM GMT, by babubangla.

chucker
June 18, 2005, 10:36 PM
i can't see why 'upset 3' is an upset.

One important way 'upset 1' is different from others is that in most of the cases there were unforced debacles of batting of the stronger team, whatever the reason is. But in BD-Aus case, BD made Aus to give in.

cricket_pagla
June 18, 2005, 10:42 PM
its not upset!.. especially 1st one.. we better get used 2 it!:cool:

reverse_swing
June 18, 2005, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by chucker
i can't see why 'upset 3' is an upset.

One important way 'upset 1' is different from others is that in most of the cases there were unforced debacles of batting of the stronger team, whatever the reason is. But in BD-Aus case, BD made Aus to give in.

Definitely it was one of the biggest upset of cricket history.

babubangla
June 18, 2005, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by chucker
i can't see why 'upset 3' is an upset.

One important way 'upset 1' is different from others is that in most of the cases there were unforced debacles of batting of the stronger team, whatever the reason is. But in BD-Aus case, BD made Aus to give in.

TO know the reason why Upset-3 is included in the Top 10, please go to the source page listed in the original post. The Cricinfo article has description on each upset.

chucker
June 19, 2005, 05:52 PM
i watched '83 WC final couple of times. I think i could not make my point well.

India beat WI and Aus in the group matches, and Eng in the semi final before beating WI again in final. If a weaker team beat a stronger team in final, can we call it an upset?

One need to come up with a definiton of 'upset' before catagorizeing all these ten matches as the biggest upsets.

Rubu
June 19, 2005, 07:57 PM
India beat WC from complete underdog and that is the reason of the upset. WI, the last 2 times WC champion at that time was supposed to be invincible. I was thinking it to be the 2nd upset not 3rd.

Did you guys notice that bangladesh is actually the BIGGEST gaintkiller? appears in the list 4 time.

well, once in the receiving end but did appears the maximum 4 times.

another important thing is that Bangladesh's win against australia is the only instance of batting 2nd.

Edited on, June 20, 2005, 12:59 AM GMT, by AgentSmith.

feisal
June 19, 2005, 08:18 PM
chucker,

that was also the first time india ever beaten windies.. i mean the group match where yashpal sharma was among the runs..

islam
June 19, 2005, 09:37 PM
The Indians beating WI was a biger upset than number 1 or number 2. The indians had won17 games since entering ODI cricket and the WI team of thr 80's were unbeatable so they should have beaten India in a WC final, regaurdless how India made that far.

1,2 show a team declining in its fortunes being chalenged by a team with decent players where everything clicked for them.

chucker
June 19, 2005, 09:42 PM
feisal, you're not right. India beat WI right before WC 83 at Guyana where Kapil made a 38 ball 72 against Holding-Roberts-Marshall. One could call this one an upset.(ODI # 191) But people tend to remember only WC matches. And also India beat Aus, NZ, Eng, between 1980-WC 83. (Dont underestimate Hadlee's NZ back then)

So my point is India was like what NZ is right now and If NZ beat Aus it couls never be an upset.

insideedge
June 19, 2005, 09:53 PM
In 1983, West Indies was the strongest team of its time. It was as invincible as the current Australian team, in both forms of the game.
India, on the other hand, was a very weak team in ODI. in fact, ODI was not at all popular in India at that time.

India had toured west Indies just before the World cup. Although India lost test and ODI series there, they gained valuable batting practice against the fearsome west indian pace attack. They even managed to beat West Indies in an ODI at Berbice.

So, by the time the World cup began, india were well prepared. Still, their World cup and ODI record was so poor that no one expected them to do much. Their win against West Indies in the final was the biggest upset in ODI history at that time, because no one even imagined that West indies could lose their World Cup title in the final.