So, the winners of ICC Champions Trophy 2018, Pakistan were out of Asia Cup 2018, and it is once again India vs Bangladesh in the final of the tournament.
However, it was a disappointing performance by Pakistan cricket, who left the critical moments of the game for Bangladesh, eventually seeing themselves getting out of the Asia Cup 2018. Meanwhile, there are quite a few statistics registered during the game.
It was a top-notch effort from Mashrafe Mortaza-led side. Though they got initial jolts while batting first, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammed Mithun once again stood tall to put Bangladesh in the commanding position.
However, they lost their plot in the end, who set 240 runs as the target for Pakistan. Initially, it was expected that the chase was a cakewalk for Pakistan but the stunning bowling display throughout the innings handed Bangladesh a memorable victory and also a ticket to the final of the Asia Cup 2018.
Here are the statistical highlights of Bangladesh vs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2018:
1 – Mushfiqur Rahim is the first batsman to get dismissed on 99 for Bangladesh in an ODI game. He is also the first Bangladeshi batsman to get out on 99 in any format of the game.
1 – Mushfiqur Rahim is the only batsman to get dismissed on 99 in an Asia Cup game.
4 – It was only for the fourth time that both the team lost three wickets below 20 runs.
4 – Bangladesh defeated Pakistan for the fourth time in a row since 2015. The last time Pakistan had beaten Bangladesh was in the 2014 Asia Cup.
1 – No team in any tournament has used four different left-handed bowlers to open the innings in one competition. Pakistan had used four different left-arm fast bowlers in Asia Cup 2018 to open the bowling. It is the first instance.
100% – Bangladesh has got the 100% winning percentage when they scored over 200 batting first in ODI games this year.
144 – The partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammed Mithun was the third highest partnership after losing three wickets under 12 runs.
2014 – Last time when the Bangladeshi team fielded without Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal were in the 2014 Asia Cup. They played in three games at that time and lost all of them.