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Bangladesh’s biggest ODI victory away from home

Published on: 8:14 pm - Sunday | September 16, 2018

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Bangladesh’s 137- margin of victory for their biggest, by runs in ODIs away from home. The previous best was by 121 runs against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2013.

Overall, this is their sixth-biggest victory margin and second-biggest against Sri Lanka. They had beaten Sri Lanka by 163 runs in Dhaka at the beginning of this year, which is their biggest ever win by runs, source espncricinfo.

Bigger defeats for Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup. Their biggest loss before this was in 1986 against Pakistan by 81 runs. This is also the biggest defeat for any of the three major Asian teams – India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – in the Asia Cup.

0-India’s defeat by 100 runs against Sri Lanka in 2008 was the previous biggest among these three teams. 0-Smaller totals for Sri Lanka against Bangladesh than their 124 in this match.

The lowest total for which Bangladesh had dismissed Sri Lanka before this was 147 in Dhaka in 2009. Mushfiqur Rahim score his biggest 144-run innings.

55.17- Percentage of runs contributed by Mushfiqur Rahim to his team’s total, the highest ever by a Bangladesh player.

Previously, Tamim Iqbal had scored 54.82% of their runs – 125 out of 228 – against England in Dhaka in 2010.

1. Bigger individual scores in the Asia Cup than Mushfiqur’s 144. Virat Kohli’s 183 against Pakistan in 2012 is the highest, while Younis Khan also made 144 against Hong Kong in 2004. It was the fifth Asia Cup century by a Bangladesh batsman and the second for Mushfiqur.

2. Mushfiqur’s 144 was the second-highest score by a Bangladesh batsman in ODIs. Tamim Iqbal’s 154 against Zimbabwe in 2009 is the highest.

The previous highest score for Mushfiqur in ODIs was 117 against India in the 2014 Asia Cup.

A total of 32-partnership between Mushfiqur and Tamim Iqbal for their tenth wicket from 16 balls. Mushfiqur faced 15 balls in that partnership, hitting all the 32 runs and letting an injured Tamim face just one ball.

Those quick runs boosted Bangladesh’s score to 261; they had been struggling at 203 for 8 in the 43rd over.

 

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