On Friday (5th July), Pakistan finished their journey in the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup after securing a solid victory against Bangladesh at Lord’s (London).
Pakistan won the toss and managed the first innings total of 315/9 (50 overs). In reply, Bangladesh were bundled out for 221 runs. Pakistan won this match by 94 runs.
Brief Scores: Pakistan – 315/9 in 50 overs (Imam-ul-Haq 100, Babar Azam 96; Mustafizur Rahim 5/75)
Bangladesh – 221 in 44.1 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 64, Liton Das 32; Shaheen Shah Afridi 6/35)
Result – Pakistan won by 94 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) In the 2019 CWC, Babar Azam scored 474 runs. During this match, Babar surpassed Javed Miandad (437 runs in 1992 CWC) and became the most run-scorer as a Pakistan batsman in a CWC edition.
ii) Babar Azam was dismissed on 96 runs. After Zaheer Abbas (twice) and Ahmed Shahzad (once), Babar becomes the third Pakistan batsman to get dismissed in nervous-nineties in a CWC match.
iii) Imam-ul-Haq is the youngest Pakistan batsman to score a CWC century. He achieved this feat at the age of 23 years and 205 days. The previous record holder was Saleem Malik as he achieved this feat at the age of 24 years and 192 days. Meanwhile, after the Caribbean star Chris Gayle (23 years and 164 days), Imam-ul-Haq is the second youngest left-handed batsman to score a CWC century.
iv) Imam-ul-Haq faced a hit-wicket dismissal after scoring 100 runs. After Misbah-ul-Haq (against Ireland at Adelaide on 15th March 2015), Imam is the second Pakistan batsman in CWC history to manage the hit-wicket dismissal.
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i) The left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi claimed his maiden ODI five-wicket haul at the age of 19 years and 90 days. Shaheen Shah Afridi is the youngest bowler in CWC history to claim a five-wicket haul. Kenyan leg-spinner Collins Obuya was the previous record holder who achieved this feat at the age of 21 years and 212 days (5/24 against Sri Lanka at Nairobi, Gym on 24th February 2003).
ii) Shaheen Shah Afridi had the bowling figures of 9.1-0-35-6. It is the best CWC bowling figures by a Pakistan bowler. Shahid Afridi’s 8-3-16-5 against Kenya (at Hambantota on 23rd February 2011) was the previous record in this list. Also, it is the best ODI bowling figures by Pakistan left-arm bowler. The left-arm spinner Imad Wasim was the previous record holder with the bowling figures of 5.4-0-14-5 (against Ireland at Dublin, Malahide on 18th August 2016).
iii) By the end of this match, another left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz has picked up 35 CWC wickets. Surpassing Imran Khan (34 wickets), Wahab Riaz becomes the second most wicket-taker for Pakistan in CWC history. The former Pakistan left-arm pacer Wasim Akram is leading this table with 55 CWC wickets.
i) It was the 54th ODI for the left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman (103 wickets) where he completed his 100 ODI wickets. Breaking the left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak’s previous record (completed 100 ODI wickets in 69 ODIs), Mustafizur Rahman is now the fastest Bangladesh bowler to complete 100 ODI wickets. Meanwhile, Mustafizur Rahman is also the joint fourth fastest overall bowler to complete 100 ODI wickets.
ii) Mustafizur Rahman delivered the bowling figures of 10-0-75-5. It is the best ODI bowling figures by a Bangladesh bowler against Pakistan. The previous record was 10-2-43-4 by Mustafizur Rahman (at Abu Dhabi on 26th September 2014).
iii) After the English left-arm pacer Gary Gilmour (in 1975 CWC) and the Sri Lankan right-arm pacer Ashantha de Mel (in 1983 CWC), Mustafizur Rahman becomes the third bowler to claim the two successive five-wicket hauls in a CWC edition.
iv) Mustafizur Rahman took 20 wickets in the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, which was also his first CWC experience. While he has levelled with the Bangladesh left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak’s CWC career wickets (20 wickets), only Shakib Al Hasan (34 wickets) has managed to take more CWC wickets as a Bangladesh bowler than Mustafizur.
i) Shakib Al Hasan registered his seventh 50+ score in this 2019 CWC. The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar registered the record seven 50+ scores in 2003 CWC. Shakib is the only second batsman to scoring the record seven 50+ scores in a CWC edition.
ii) In his Cricket World Cup career, Shakib Al Hasan has registered 12 fifty-plus scores. It is the joint second most fifty-plus scores for a batsman in CWC career. While the former Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara also registered 12 fifty-plus scores in CWC career, Sachin Tendulkar registered the record 21 fifty-plus scores in his CWC career.
iii) Shakib Al Hasan scored 606 runs in this 2019 CWC. He is the third batsman to score 600+ runs in a CWC edition. Sachin Tendulkar (India) and Matthew Hayden (Australia) were the first two batsmen to achieve this feat as Tendulkar scored 673 runs in 2003 CWC and Hayden scored 659 runs 2007 CWC.