Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2020: 3rd ODI – Records by Liton-Tamim pair, Mashrafe Mortaza’s last as ODI skipper, Zimbabwe’s losing streaks and more stats
All the statistical highlights from Bangladesh’s 123-run win against Zimbabwe in the final ODI.
Published - Mar 7, 2020 12:19 am | Updated - Mar 7, 2020 6:01 am
Bangladesh completed a 3-0 series victory over Zimbabwe in the 3-match ODI series following a 123-run win during the rain-affected last match. Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal scored 176 and 128* respectively on their way to a record 292-run opening stand. Bangladesh posted 322/3 in the restricted 43 overs by virtue of their carnage. Zimbabwe got a revised target of 342 but were bowled out for only 218 in 37.3 overs. Sikandar Raza starred with the bat scoring a 50-ball 61 but couldn’t stop Zimbabwe from a huge defeat.
All the statistical highlights from Bangladesh’s 123-run win against Zimbabwe in the final ODI:
Bangladesh’s dominance over Zimbabwe:
16 – Bangladesh has won all the 16 matches they played against Zimbabwe in the ODI format since the start of 2014. Bangladesh has been victorious in each of their last 18 ODI matches at home against Zimbabwe. This defeat was also the 8th consecutive defeat in ODIs for Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh’s 100th win at home:
100 – The Friday’s win was the 100th win for Bangladesh on home soil in International cricket. They are now the 9th team to complete 100 International victories at home. Overall, Bangladesh has won 172 matches in International cricket till date.
Bangladesh’s hat-trick of 300+ totals:
1 – For the first time in their ODI history, Bangladesh recorded three consecutive 300+ totals – 322/3, 322/8 and 321/6. In fact, Bangladesh had posted 300+ totals in back to back ODI matches only once before – During the 2019 World Cup against West Indies (322/3) and Australia (333/8).
7.48 – Bangladesh’s 322/3 had a run-rate of 7.48 which is the 4th highest they ever recorded in an ODI. Their highest is of 9.32 during the Ireland ODI Tri-series final in 2019 against West Indies where they posted 213/5 in only 22.5 overs.
Later during the World Cup, Bangladesh had a run-rate of 7.75 also against West Indies as they made 322/3 in 41.3 overs during a record chase. Back in 2009 also against Zimbabwe in Dhaka, the Bangladesh team scored at 7.49 while chasing 220 as they got to 221/3 in only 29.3 overs.
The record partnership:
292 – The opening stand of 292 between Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal is now the highest for any wicket in the ODI format for Bangladesh. It is also the highest ODI stand on Bangladesh soil for any wicket surpassing the 230-run partnership between Saeed Anwar and Ijaz Ahmed pair for the 3rd wicket against India during the 1998 Independence Cup finals.
Mortaza signs off with a milestone:
50 – Mashrafe Mortaza completed 50 wins as captain in the ODI format with the 123-run win. The next most number of ODI wins for a Bangladesh captain are Habibul Bashar’s 29 wins. Mortaza won as many as 29 ODI matches as captain at home itself.
A rare home ODI without Rahim:
104 – Mushfiqur Rahim featured in 104 consecutive matches at home in the ODI format before being rested for the game on Friday. The last instance of Rahim missing a home ODI of Bangladesh was way back in March 2008.
A game of milestones:
100 – The 3rd ODI against Bangladesh was Sikandar Raza’s 100th appearance in the ODI format. Raza now has scored 2801 runs and picked up 59 wickets in his ODI career. Sikandar became the 17th player to feature in 100 ODI matches for Zimbabwe.
1079 – Liton Das completed 1000 runs in the ODI format when he went past his individual score of 97. Liton needed 36 innings for 1000 ODI runs; the joint 6th fastest to the milestone among Bangladesh players.
9118 – Tamim Iqbal completed 9000 runs in List A cricket when he was on 10 in this match. Tamim scored 9118 runs in his 253-match List A career with help of 18 hundreds and 56 fifties.