ICC World Cup 2019: Match 5, SA vs BAN – Bangladesh’s record total, record partnership and more stats

All the statistical highlights from Bangladesh’s enthralling victory over South Africa at The Oval.

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Bangladesh team. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Sampath Bandarupalli

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Bangladesh stunned South Africa in their opening game of the World Cup 2019 with a 21-run win at the Kennington Oval. The fifties from Shakib Al Hasan (75) and Mushfiqur Rahim (75) laid the foundation for a big finish after losing the toss. The last six overs fetched 70 runs pushing their total to 330/6. The South African chase was built on small partnerships as they cross the 200-run mark in the 35th over for the loss of three wickets. David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen were dismissed in quick succession to toughen their chances as they finished on 309/8.

All the statistical highlights from Bangladesh’s enthralling victory over South Africa at The Oval:

A first for South Africa:

1 – For the first time, South Africa lost their first two matches of a World Cup edition. In the previous seven World Cups the Proteas featured in, they won their first match in six of those. They lost their opening game previously only in 2003 when they hosted the tournament.

1 – Bangladesh became the first side from Asia against whom South Africa lost more than once in the ODI World Cups. Sri Lanka (in 1992), India (in 2015) and Pakistan (in 2015) defeated the Saffers once a piece in this competition.

A record total:

330/6 – The total of 330/6 in this game is Bangladesh’s highest total in ODI cricket surpassing 329/6 against Pakistan in the 2015 Dhaka ODI. This was also the first time Bangladesh has scored 300+ in an ODI against South Africa. Their previous highest against them was only 278/7 which came in the 2017 Kimberley ODI.

330/6 – The total of 330/6 is the 2nd highest by any team against South Africa in the World Cup. They conceded 377/6 to Australia in the league phase match in the 2007 edition.

Bangladesh’s highest:

142 – The 142-run partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim for the 3rd wicket is the highest partnership for any wicket in the World Cup for Bangladesh. The duo went past the 141-run stand shared by Rahim with Mahmudullah Riyad during the 2015 edition against England for the 5th wicket.

5 – Shakib and Mushfiqur have five century stands between them in ODI cricket; the joint-most by any player for Bangladesh in this format. Tamim Iqbal has shared as many as five 100-run stands with Mushfiqur and Soumya Sarkar in ODIs.

Milestones for Shakib:

250 – Shakib Al Hasan became the 2nd player from Bangladesh to claim 250 wickets in ODI cricket after Mashrafe Mortaza. With this wicket, Shakib also became only the 5th player with the all-round double of 5000+ runs and 250+ wickets in the ODI format.

11070 – Shakib also became the 2nd player to aggregate 11000 runs in International cricket for Bangladesh after Tamim Iqbal (12535). The all-rounder needed five runs for this milestone ahead of this game and he scored 75.

Everyone getting the runs:

16 – Tamim Iqbal’s 16 is the only sub-20 individual score by top six batsmen in this game. This is only the 3rd ODI where top six batsmen of both teams scored at least 16 runs. All top six batsmen scored 20 and more in the SL-PAK 2015 ODI hosted by Dambulla while the top-order batsmen in the Australia-England ODI in 2011 at the SCG saw all of them making 19 and more.

16 – As many as 16 batsmen in both sides got a double-digit score in this game; the joint-most in a World Cup match. The 1975 CWC final game between Windies and Australia witnessed 16 batsmen getting into double digits, a feat which was also matched in the 1996 edition game between England and South Africa in Rawalpindi.

12 – This is only the 2nd World Cup game where top six batsmen of both teams scored ten and more runs. The other such instance was recorded during the India-Pakistan game in the 1996 edition of the tournament.

A milestone game for Tahir and Sarkar:

100 – This game was Imran Tahir’s 100th match in ODI cricket. He is the first specialist spinner to feature in 100 ODIs for South Africa. 87 out of the 100 ODI caps for Tahir came after he turned 35. Only three players appeared in more ODIs after they turned 35.

3013 – Soumya Sarkar also featured in his 100th International match for Bangladesh. Soumya’s quick-fire 42 at the top helped him to complete 3000 runs across all formats for his country in Internationals.