On Monday (24th June), Bangladesh secured a comfortable victory against Afghanistan at Southampton in the 31st match of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Bangladesh managed to score 262/7 (50 overs) in the first innings after losing the toss. Chasing down that target, Afghanistan was bundled out for just 200 runs in 47 overs. Bangladesh won this match by 62 runs.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh – 262/7 in 50 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 83, Shakib Al Hasan 51; Mujeeb Ur Rahman 3/39)
Afghanistan – 200 in 47 overs (Samiullah Shinwari 49*, Gulbadin Naib 47; Shakib Al Hasan 5/29)
Result – Bangladesh won by 62 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) Bangladesh won this match by 62 runs which is their third largest victory (by runs) in Cricket World Cup history.
i) The left-handed batsman Shakib Al Hasan (51) scored his 10th 50+ score in Cricket World Cup. Among the left-handed batsman, only Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) scored more 50+ scores in CWC. In CWC history, Kumar Sangakkara scored 12 times 50+ scores.
ii) Shakib Al Hasan has scored 1,016 runs in Cricket World Cup which is the first 1,000+ score for a Bangladesh batsman in CWC history.
iii) Shakib Al Hasan’s 10-1-29-5 is the best bowling figures by a Bangladesh bowler in CWC history. The previous record holder was Shafiul Islam with the bowling figures of 8-1-21-4 against Ireland (at Dhaka on 25th February 2011). Also, it is the second best ODI bowling figures by a Bangladesh bowler outside Bangladesh. The record is 10-0-26-6 by Mashrafe Mortaza against Kenya at Nairobi (Gym) on 15th August 2006.
iv) Meanwhile, Shakib’s 10-1-29-5 was also the best bowling figures by a left-arm spinner in CWC history. The previous record was 10-0-31-5 by the former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh against Ireland (at Bengaluru on 6th March 2011).
v) Shakib Al Hasan becomes the second cricketer to score at least 50 runs and also to take a five-wicket haul in the same CWC match. The first cricketer to achieve this feat was Yuvraj Singh (India) who performed 50* and 5/31 against Ireland at Bengaluru on 6th March 2011.
vi) Shakib Al Hasan is the first cricketer to score 400+ runs as well as to take at least 10 wickets in a CWC edition. In this 2019 CWC, Shakib has scored 476 runs and also has taken 10 wickets.
vii) By the end of this match, Mushfiqur Rahim has scored 11,029 international runs. After Tamim Iqbal (12,688 runs) and Shakib Al Hasan (11,420 runs), Rahim becomes the third Bangladesh batsman to score 11,000+ international runs.
i) Off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman had the bowling figures of 10-0-39-3. Among the Afghan spinners, only Mohammad Nabi once achieved a better CWC bowling record than this. During the match against Sri Lanka in this CWC, Mohammad Nabi had the bowling figures of 9-0-30-4.
ii) By the end of this match, Gulbadin Naib has scored 1,004 ODI runs. He becomes the 10th Afghanistan cricketer to score 1,000+ ODI runs.