On 24th July 2014, Indian all-rounder Stuart Binny achieved the monumental feat of picking up six-wickets. He conceded only four runs in his spell during one of the games against Bangladesh.
Binny’s figures remain the best by an Indian bowler when it comes to ODI cricket.
The second-string Indian team which toured Bangladesh were put under the pump by the hosts after being dismissed for a paltry 105.
Chasing the small total, Bangladesh were on track to win the match by a handsome margin, with the score reading 44 for the loss of two wickets.
However, it all changed with the introduction of the Karnataka stalwart, who ran through the Bangladeshi batting lineup, utilizing the juicy conditions on offer.
Now, six years hence, Binny has opened up about his dream spell of bowling which helped India clinch the series, under the leadership of Suresh Raina.
“I still get goosebumps when I watch that video to be honest. You can’t ask for better days than that. It was a game where we didn’t get too many runs on the board and we were under pressure from ball one. It was a wicket that wasn’t bad but we were on and off the field because of rain,” Binny told Sportskeeda.
In that match, the hosts were bundled out for just 58 runs, handing the visitors a 47-run win with the intervention of Duckworth Lewis (DLS) method.
“The covers came on and off and on and off. There was a little moisture in the surface and it suited my bowling. I could not have asked for a better wicket on that day to suit my bowling,” Binny concluded.
Since then, Binny’s days at the international level were only numbered. He had been an integral part of Rajasthan Royals (RR) for several years. But, in the last IPL auction, Binny went unsold.