Stuart Binny Erases Kumble's Record, Says he Waited for This Opportunity to Strike

Updated: 18 June 2014 02:51 IST

With figures of six wickets for four runs against Bangladesh at Mirpur, Stuart Binny eclipsed Anil Kumble's 21-year-old record.

Stuart Binny Erases Kumble's Record, Says he Waited for This Opportunity to Strike
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Stuart Binny, son of former India star Roger Binny, took six wickets for four runs to enter the record books as India took an unbeatable 2-0 lead against Bangladesh in Dhaka on a rainy Tuesday. India defended their lowest ever score - 105 -- against Bangladesh thanks to medium-pacer Binny, who replaced off-spinner Parvez Rasool.

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Binny broke Anil Kumble's 21-year-old ODI record with a stunning 4.4-2-4-6 spell. Kumble had taken 6 for 12 against the West Indies at Eden Gardens in 1993.

On an overcast evening, Binny, who plays for Karnataka, took full advantage of the conditions. Mohit Sharma (4/22) started the initial damage and Binny wiped out the remainder of the Bangladesh batting that simply went down without a fight. (Match Highlights)

Man of the Match Binny said: "I think you wait for an opportunity when you're on top and you try to take it as far as you can. I got that opportunity today and made the most of it."

Binny, 30, made his ODI debut against New Zealand in January this year. He bowled a solitary over without much impact. An ODI against Sri Lanka followed in the Asia Cup and there too his four overs did not leave a lasting impression. However, the selectors decided to persist with him and the faith paid off in only his third appearance for India.

On Tuesday, Binny made the Playing XI at the expense of Rasool, who claimed 2/60 on his debut two days ago. The conditions prompted the change.

Binny said India were in a mood to attack after scoring just 105 runs. "The plan was to come out hard because the wicket was doing a bit. We just wanted to put pressure on them by not bowling boundary balls," Binny said.

Poor application by the Bangladesh batsmen helped the Indians. From 44/2, the hosts were all out for 58, their joint lowest total in one-day internationals.

"We started believing as soon as we got a couple of wickets. At the break, we just spoke of bowling in good areas and coming hard at them. I'd love to bowl on this wicket every day," said Binny.



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