Asia Cup 2018: Super Four, Match 6, Pakistan vs Bangladesh – Statistical Highlights

Asia Cup 2018: Super Four, Match 6, Pakistan vs Bangladesh – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers during Bangladesh’s comprehensive over Pakistan.

Imam-ul-Haq
Imam-ul-Haq. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh stormed into the finals after a 37-run win over Pakistan in the final Super Four game which was treated as a virtual semi-final. They recovered from 12/3 as Mushfiqur Rahim (99) and Mohammad Mithun (60) put on 144 for the fourth wicket. However, Bangladesh couldn’t play out full 50 overs as they were all out for 239. But they reduced the formidable Pakistan’s top-order to 18/3 but Imam-ul-Haq kept the team in the game with an 81-run knock. But Bangladesh bowlers chipped in with wickets at crucial stages to restrict the opposition to only 202/9.

All the major stats and numbers during Bangladesh’s comprehensive over Pakistan:

1Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladesh batsman to be dismissed on 99 in ODI format. He was dismissed on 98 in an ODI in 2009 against Zimbabwe; the only instance by a Bangladesh player in this format.

No Bangladesh player has been dismissed on 99 in an International match before Rahim. He is also the first to be dismissed on 99 in an Asia Cup game.


4 – Bangladesh now has defeated Pakistan is four consecutive ODI matches since the start of 2015. Pakistan’s last ODI win over then came during the 2014 Asia Cup encounter.


4 – This ODI is only the 4th in the format’s history where both the teams lost their top three wickets for less than 20 runs on the board. Bangladesh lost their 3rd wicket at 12 while Pakistan were three down at 18.

Previous instances: Pakistan (11) vs Windies (11) in the 1993 Cape Town ODI, Bangladesh (13) vs Scotland (8) in the 1999 CWC and New Zealand (13) vs India (11) in the 2005 Harare ODI.


4 – Pakistan had as many as four left-arm pacers opening the bowling in this Asia Cup. No team prior to this tournament, have made four different left-arm pacers open the bowling in a single ODI series/tournament.


7 – Bangladesh now has won all the seven ODI matches in 2018 where they posted 200+ while batting first. They ended up losing both the times while batting first this year after scoring less than 200.


144 – The third-wicket stand between Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur was the 3rd highest partnership coming after the loss of first three wickets for 12 or fewer runs in ODI cricket.


2014 – The last instance of Bangladesh playing an ODI without both Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal in the playing XI was back in 2014 Asia Cup against Afghanistan. Bangladesh played three ODIs in that year without their two stalwarts losing in all of them.

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