No. 6 in Greatest ODI recovery & a lost cause
Anantha Narayanan discusses with rigor and statistical objectivity how we had one of the greatest ODI recovery
6. ODI # 2922. Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe. Played on 5 November 2009 at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong. Bangladesh won by 1 wicket. Mom: Naeem Islam. Zimbabwe: 221 for 9 wkt(s) in 50.0 overs BRM Taylor 118*(125) Bangladesh: 222 for 9 wkt(s) in 49.0 overs Naeem Islam 73*( 90) Again, two unfancied teams. Brendan Taylor, with an excellent hundred, helped Zimbabwe reach a modest 221 for 9. Bangladesh, with some atrocious running between the wickets, were looking down the barrel at 187 for 9. The TRF was 3.376 (15.8% & 4.67%). Naeem Islam was already batting well at 40. He farmed the strike beautifully, allowing Nazmul Hossain to face only four balls and took Bangladesh to a one-wicket win, with an over to spare.
The same article mentions how SL recovered from 6 for 5 against us.
The guy you hit? If he got a look at the plates, it won't even take that long. There's no play here. There's no angle, there's no champagne room. I'm not a miracle worker, I'm a janitor. The math on this is simple; the smaller the mess, the easier it is for me to clean up.