During the India vs Bangladesh series in 2014, both Stuart Binny and Shakib Al Hasan were in their prime and at the final match of the series, both of them were set to face each other.
Fans all around the world were excited to witness what the two had to offer.
Who are Shakib Al Hasan and Stuart Binny?
Shakib Al Hasan, a Bangladeshi cricketer who was born on March 24, 1987, serves as the team’s captain in Test and T20I matches. He is an all-rounder for Barishal in domestic cricket.
He is now recognised as the best all-rounder in ODI cricket and is regarded as one of the all-time great all-rounders. He is renowned for both his controlled, slow left-arm orthodox bowling and his aggressive middle order left-handed batting approach.
On December 12, 2012, he wed Bangladeshi-American Umme Ahmed Shishir. While Shakib was playing county cricket for Worcestershire in England in 2010, the pair became friends.
Alayna Aubrey Hasan, their first daughter, was born on November 8, 2015; Errum Hasan, their second daughter, was born on April 24, 2020; and Eyzah Al Hasan, their first boy, was born on March 16, 2021.
On the other hand, Born on June 3, 1984, Stuart Binny is a former cricketer for India who competed in One Day Internationals, Twenty20 Internationals, and Test matches.
He participated in the Indian Premier League with the Rajasthan Royals. Binny declared his retirement from all forms of cricket on August 30, 2021.
In 2012, Stuart Binny wed Mayanti Langer.
What happened at the final match of the 2014 India vs Bangladesh series?
In the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and Bangladesh in Dhaka, Stuart Binny made history by capturing six wickets for only four runs in 4.4 overs, aiding in the dismissal of Bangladesh for just 58. In a game when just 163 runs were scored, India prevailed by a margin of 47 runs.
Tamim Iqbal was removed by Mohit Sharma off the second ball of the innings, giving Bangladesh an early advantage. Mohit was called for a four on the opening ball, but he quickly exacted retribution. Soon after, he got rid of Anamul Haque, who had been captured.
Umesh Yadav continued to bowl quickly but erred on the leg stump much too frequently. After Bangladesh was reduced to 19 for two by India.
Stuart Binny then completely changed the course of the game. His precise bowling was rewarded with two successive maiden overs, the second of which also saw Mushfiqur Rahim’s back, caught behind by WriddhimanSaha.
When Binny returned to bowl the innings’ 13th over, he struck again in two balls, removing Mithun Ali for a composed 26 and Mahmudullah for a golden duck.
At this moment, Shakib Al Hasan came out to bat and with Stuart Binny being in an exceptional form, everyone was expecting a great game of cricket at the next over.
As Bangladesh continued to deteriorate, Mohit struck twice more in the subsequent over, taking out Shakib al Hasan and Ziaur Rahman.
The amazing collapse of Bangladesh was then followed by Binny by convincing Mortaza to concede a point to Saha. At this point, Binny and Mohit both had four wickets to their names, and Bangladesh was 56 for 8.
Fans could not see the fierce battle between the two but they had seen the best bowling figures of Stuart Binny in ODI cricket.