T20 World Cup 2021, Match 23: West Indies vs Bangladesh, Stats Review: Jason Holder, Mahmudullah accomplish milestones during West Indies' thrilling win

Jason Holder completed 300 wickets in international cricket.

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West Indies have finally opened their account in T20 World Cup 2021, defeating Bangladesh by four runs in what can be called a thrilling encounter. The game went down to the wire as fans of both teams were on the heels till the very last ball. However, Bangladesh couldn’t chase down a modest-looking 143 and suffered their third loss on the trot. Their chances of going through to the semi-finals are also almost over.

Speaking of how the game panned out, Bangladesh put West Indies to bat after winning the toss at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The defending champions got off to a terrible start as their top order couldn’t contribute much. Debutant Roston Chase did play a fighting 39-run knock but the scoring rate was still down. However, a fiery 40-run cameo from Nicholas Pooran took the Windies to 142/7.

Bangladesh’s chase never went smooth as the scoring rate was below six for the best part. However, wickets in hand helped Liton Das and skipper Mahmudullah to play some big shots towards the end. The equation eventually came down to Bangladesh needing four off the final ball. However, Andre Russell bowled a précised yorker and sealed the game for the Men in Maroon.

Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from West Indies vs Bangladesh clash in T20 World Cup 2021:

1 – West Indies recorded their first victory in T20 World Cup 2021.

84.78 – Among batters who faced at least 30 deliveries, Roston Chase’s strike rate of 84.78 is the lowest for any West Indies player in a T20 World Cup innings.

4 – Andre Russell now has four ducks in T20 World Cups. Only Tillakaratne Dilshan (5) and Shahid Afridi (5) are ahead of him on this unfortunate list.

11 – Russell also became the 11th player to bag a diamond duck in T20Is.

300 – Jason Holder completed 300 wickets in international cricket.

2 – Nicholas Pooran (40) recorded the second-highest score by a West Indies batter playing at number seven in T20Is. Daren Sammy and  Denesh Ramdin jointly hold the top position, having scored 42 runs.

2Chris Gayle (42y 38d) became the second oldest opener in the history of T20 World Cup. Hong Kong’s Ryan Campbell (44y 34d) tops the list.

50 – Nicholas Pooran completed 50 boundaries in T20 internationals.

1 – Shakib Al Hasan opened the innings for the very first time in his international career.

100 – Mahmudullah became the first Bangladesh player to bat in 100 T20I innings.

3 – Roston Chase (39) recorded the third-highest score by a West Indies player on debut.