Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Mirpur March 4, 2014

Records tumble as Afridi gives an encore

Stats highlights from the Bangladesh v Pakistan Asia Cup match in Mirpur
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  • This was Pakistan's highest successful run chase in ODIs, beating their previous-highest chase of 322 runs against India in Mohali in 2007. This is the first time Pakistan have successfully chased a target of 300 or more against a team other than India. Pakistan had chased such targets successfully only four times in ODIs before this.

  • Shahid Afridi muscled Pakistan to a win, yet again, with an 25-ball 59. His fifty in this innings came off just 18 deliveries - the second-fastest in ODIs. This is the third time Afridi has scored an ODI fifty in 18 deliveries. Sanath Jayasuirya holds the record for hitting the fastest ODI fifty - he took 17 deliveries to hit a fifty against Pakistan in 1996.

  • Afridi was declared the Man of the Match for his performance - his 32nd such award in ODIs. He has equalled Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis at No. 3 in the list of players to have won the most such awards in ODIs. He is four clear of the next Pakistan player in the list - Saeed Anwar, who won 28 Man-of-the-Match awards in his career.

  • Bangladesh's score of 326 was their highest in ODIs and only the sixth time they scored 300-plus in an ODI. Their previous highest was 320, against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2009.

  • Afridi scored his runs at a strike of 236 - the seventh-fastest fifty-plus score in a chase. The fastest fifty-plus innings in a chase also belongs to Afridi. He hit an unbeaten 18-ball 55 against Netherlands in Colombo in 2002.

  • 232 runs were scored in the last ten overs of this match (both innings combined) - that's the highest such aggregate in an ODI since 2000. The previous highest was the 229 runs scored in the famous ODI between South Africa and Australia in Johannesburg in 2006.

  • All the top four Bangladesh batsmen got fifty-plus scores in this match. This is the first such instance for Bangladesh in ODIs. Overall, there have been only 12 such instances in ODIs.

  • Anamul Haque hit his second ODI century in this match and only the 13th by a Bangladesh opener. The last Bangladesh opener to hit an ODI hundred was Tamim Iqbal, who hit 112 against Sri Lanka in Hambantota last year.

  • Shakib Al Hasan took 16 balls to hit 44 runs to finish Bangladesh's innings on a high. His strike rate in this innings equalled the fastest innings of 20 or more runs by a Bangladesh batsman. Mashrafe Mortaza also had a similar score batting against Kenya in an ODI in 2006.

  • The 150-run partnership between Imrul Kayes and Haque was Bangladesh's first century opening stand in 32 innings against Pakistan. Their previous highest against Pakistan was an 88 run-stand between Javed Omar and Mehrab Hossain in Dhaka in 2002.

  • This partnership was Bangladesh's second-highest opening partnership in ODIs and only their second partnership of 150 or more for the first wicket. Mehrab Hossain and Shahriar Hossain added 170 runs against Zimbabwe in Dhaka in 1999, which is the highest opening partnership for them. Including this one, Bangladesh have had only eight 150-plus partnerships in ODIs.

  • Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad's century in this match was his fifth in ODIs and the first by a Pakistan batsman against Bangladesh in a chase. Shehzad has scored 223 runs in this Asia Cup at 55.75, already his second-highest aggregate in any series.

  • Abdur Rahman had an extraordinary spell of bowling in this match, however brief. His first-three balls in the match were no-balled for being full tosses above the waist after which he was stopped from bowling further in the match. His three deliveries resulted in eight runs and his bowling figures for the match read 0-0-8-0. There have been three other such instances of a bowler showing up on the scorecard as having conceded runs without bowling a ball. The last such instance was when Bangladesh hit their winning runs off a no-ball from Kenya's Colins Obuya, who was bowling his first ball in the match.

  • In addition to Bangladesh's openers, both the Pakistan openers also scored fifty-plus, making this only the tenth instance in ODIs when all four opening batsmen have hit fifty or more in a match. The last such instance was the India-Australia match in Jaipur last year.

  • In all, eight fifty-plus scores were hit in this match, only the third time that these many were hit in an ODI. The last time this happened was in last year's Jaipur ODI between India and Australia.

  • Excluding Rahman, Misbah-ul-Haq bowled seven bowlers in this match and four of them went for 60-plus runs. This is only the third time ever that four of Pakistan's bowlers went for 60 or more in an innings. The last such instance came against South Africa in Centurion in 2007.

  • Bangladesh crossed 200 runs in this match for the fall of just one wicket. This was only the second such instance for them. The only other time Bangladesh have scored 200 runs before the fall of their second wicket in an ODI was against Zimbabwe in Dhaka in 1999.

  • Saeed Ajmal went for 61 runs off his ten overs - his most expensive spell bowling in ODIs in the subcontinent. Remarkably though, Ajmal's first six overs had gone only for nine runs. He had bowled three of those overs in the batting Powerplay, taking the wicket of Mominul Haque and giving away just five runs. In the death overs though, fortunes changed for Ajmal - he was hit for 52 runs off his remaining four overs, including nine boundaries.

    Saeed Ajmal's spells
    dot-balls 4s 6s Runs Balls Econ Wkts
    Spell 1 13 0 0 4 18 1.3 0
    Spell 2 (Powerplay) 14 0 0 5 18 1.5 1
    Spell 3 (last-ten) 4 8 1 52 24 13.0 1

Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) ESPNcricinfo.com

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  • on March 6, 2014, 7:10 GMT

    It is like a second coming of Shahid Afridi. Having been quiet on the Batting front for couple of years has suddenly given shock waves to the opponents. Both innings were pulling a Victory out of Defeat. The inning against India and Victory are special being the arch adversary. Against Bangladesh it was almost a lost game. The screaming Bangladeshi crowd expecting a definite victory had to face defeat and exit. Girls crying in tears were very sad for defeat of their country. Credit should also be given to Bangladesh for scoring a big target for Pakistan.

  • on March 5, 2014, 13:41 GMT

    No cricket without afridi... Love u Lala

  • hellothereeveryone on March 5, 2014, 8:26 GMT

    This was the highest run chase by Pakistan because normally Pakistan bowling never concedes this many runs other than rarely against India on dead indian wickets. This is a concern why did Pakistan bowling falter and that also against Bangladesh. On top of that what happened to Abdul Rehman and Saeed Ajmal in last four overs!!!!!!!!????????

  • CUPULW on March 5, 2014, 7:29 GMT

    Afridi has scored 50 off 20 balls or less 6 times. that itself must be a record :)

  • Blackholesun on March 5, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    I wonder why he do not perform more often like this?

  • Abaa on March 5, 2014, 6:39 GMT

    Thanks for putting Bangladesh in their place Pakistan :o) Much appreciated ... Their posts on social networks were really becoming unbearable after scoring a 300+ score

  • on March 5, 2014, 6:24 GMT

    @nikhildevdesai yes 6 matches ago. It could have been 5 if Pakistan did not lost the match despite Afridi's Brilliant batting effort and do no mention his bowling. he is always a part of Pakistan's victories through his bowling.

  • Qa_ankit on March 5, 2014, 6:11 GMT

    To be very frank as an Indian, i love afridi. Not just because he is an explosive hitter or good bowler but due to his good human nature. I have seen him with good sports spirit even today when other forgot it. And for sure love his explosive batting. If i would be making any team, i would any day love to have him. Yes he might not be consistent but he his surely big big match player. His bowling almost clicks in every match. Batting. Wow. When it clicks, its better you pack your bags. As a true sports person. He has to be one of the greats of Pak cricket. Best all rounder i should say after Imran or Wasim. Boom Boom Pathan.

  • THE.KAS on March 5, 2014, 6:08 GMT

    @Anurag Agarwal please concentrate on India Vs Afghanistan (BIG 2 MATCH) :) leave the asia cup to Srilanka and Pakistan :) afridi has equals the highest man of the match records. and for your little knowledge man of the match is chosen from best player in that match and from winning side :) so he is a team player not a self player like Tendulker, Sehwag, Dhoni

    may GOD give you courage to come out of nightmares from last defeat by the hands of afridi :)

  • on March 5, 2014, 5:22 GMT

    @Nikhel we Pakistani's know when and hw much matches he had won for us.. can u tell me when the last time Indian Bowlers won a match for their side?? For me Dravid was a beauty and I always respected him.. Its better we SWALLOW THE TRUtH

  • on March 6, 2014, 7:10 GMT

    It is like a second coming of Shahid Afridi. Having been quiet on the Batting front for couple of years has suddenly given shock waves to the opponents. Both innings were pulling a Victory out of Defeat. The inning against India and Victory are special being the arch adversary. Against Bangladesh it was almost a lost game. The screaming Bangladeshi crowd expecting a definite victory had to face defeat and exit. Girls crying in tears were very sad for defeat of their country. Credit should also be given to Bangladesh for scoring a big target for Pakistan.

  • on March 5, 2014, 13:41 GMT

    No cricket without afridi... Love u Lala

  • hellothereeveryone on March 5, 2014, 8:26 GMT

    This was the highest run chase by Pakistan because normally Pakistan bowling never concedes this many runs other than rarely against India on dead indian wickets. This is a concern why did Pakistan bowling falter and that also against Bangladesh. On top of that what happened to Abdul Rehman and Saeed Ajmal in last four overs!!!!!!!!????????

  • CUPULW on March 5, 2014, 7:29 GMT

    Afridi has scored 50 off 20 balls or less 6 times. that itself must be a record :)

  • Blackholesun on March 5, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    I wonder why he do not perform more often like this?

  • Abaa on March 5, 2014, 6:39 GMT

    Thanks for putting Bangladesh in their place Pakistan :o) Much appreciated ... Their posts on social networks were really becoming unbearable after scoring a 300+ score

  • on March 5, 2014, 6:24 GMT

    @nikhildevdesai yes 6 matches ago. It could have been 5 if Pakistan did not lost the match despite Afridi's Brilliant batting effort and do no mention his bowling. he is always a part of Pakistan's victories through his bowling.

  • Qa_ankit on March 5, 2014, 6:11 GMT

    To be very frank as an Indian, i love afridi. Not just because he is an explosive hitter or good bowler but due to his good human nature. I have seen him with good sports spirit even today when other forgot it. And for sure love his explosive batting. If i would be making any team, i would any day love to have him. Yes he might not be consistent but he his surely big big match player. His bowling almost clicks in every match. Batting. Wow. When it clicks, its better you pack your bags. As a true sports person. He has to be one of the greats of Pak cricket. Best all rounder i should say after Imran or Wasim. Boom Boom Pathan.

  • THE.KAS on March 5, 2014, 6:08 GMT

    @Anurag Agarwal please concentrate on India Vs Afghanistan (BIG 2 MATCH) :) leave the asia cup to Srilanka and Pakistan :) afridi has equals the highest man of the match records. and for your little knowledge man of the match is chosen from best player in that match and from winning side :) so he is a team player not a self player like Tendulker, Sehwag, Dhoni

    may GOD give you courage to come out of nightmares from last defeat by the hands of afridi :)

  • on March 5, 2014, 5:22 GMT

    @Nikhel we Pakistani's know when and hw much matches he had won for us.. can u tell me when the last time Indian Bowlers won a match for their side?? For me Dravid was a beauty and I always respected him.. Its better we SWALLOW THE TRUtH

  • Ray24 on March 5, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    Nikhil, he has won 32 MOM awards, 3rd highest. And you are saying he is once ina blue moon pleyer?? Some logic Sir!

  • on March 5, 2014, 3:32 GMT

    I think this is the first time Bangladesh after scoring 300+

  • on March 5, 2014, 3:02 GMT

    Hopefully this will open the doors for additional cricket in Pakistan. Hope they can capitalize on these successes.

  • LateefLabeeb on March 5, 2014, 2:35 GMT

    Firstly congratulations to Team Pakistan for winning this exceptional match due exceptional performances by Afridi, Fawad and Ahmad Shahzad. Pakistan played pretty ordinary today considering Bangladesh recent form as they conceded 326 for 3 wickets only,how on earth it can be possible for a bowling line like Pakistan and batting line like Bangladesh 200 odd runs for the loss of 1 wicket only then Ajmal giving away 52 runs in his last 4 overs can you believe, rehman bowling 3 staright illeagal deliveries, four of the Pakistani bowlers went for 50 plus only 5th incident and that too versus bangladesh. pretty ordinary stuff isn't it.there is something wrong really then in the batting Misbah coming at number 3 why, Rehman at number 6 once again why It was all a lost cause until Afridi and Fawad managed it nicely,even in the last over Umar Akmal wobbled a bit...Miracle happened otherwise Pakistan team tried everything to lose and give a sniff to indian team to remain in the hunt.

  • nikhildevdesai on March 5, 2014, 1:16 GMT

    Afridi an impact player? a great player? boom boom? can any of you remember when was the last time he won match for Pakistan before last two games, him playing in last two matches only means he'll fail in next 18, cause he playes 1 out of 10 games. A player who performs in 1 out of 10 games isn't a good player just cause a team wins in a game he performs, that's what separates greats from good, performing consistently.

  • casimpk on March 5, 2014, 0:46 GMT

    He has equalled the record of number of man of the match awards won by any player in an ODI! this goes to show what a player he is, he is a match winner! and he has done all this despite the fact that he hasn't played to his full potential most of the times im his career! This is just outstanding!

  • Only_Cricket11 on March 4, 2014, 23:14 GMT

    Afridi has a consistent stats for fastest fifty. Most consistent in the list. Runs Balls 6s 4s Player Match Venue Year 102 18 11 6 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v Sri Lanka Nairobi 04/10/1996 55* 18 6 4 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v Netherlands Colombo 21/09/2002 59 18 7 2 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v Bangladesh Mirpur 04/03/2014 65 19 5 5 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v New Zealand Christchurch 29/01/2011 102 20 9 10 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v India Kanpur 15/04/2005 77* 20 6 5 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v South Africa Durban 07/02/2007 58 21 4 5 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v Zimbabwe Multan 30/09/2004 73* 22 4 8 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v Sri Lanka Abu Dhabi 18/05/2007

  • on March 4, 2014, 22:40 GMT

    Once in a blue moon player.. Other teams would be happy that he will now get to play another year or so based on this innings... i love his play but not commitment.. has he shown a little also Pak would far many more matches. What was comendable was Shahzad and Fawad's batting. They really picked up the run rate. Pak will again lose easily in the finals. SL make merry of these one day hero another day zero stars.

  • AbuUSA on March 4, 2014, 21:22 GMT

    I believe Fastest Fifty in international match most likely is by Yuvraj Singh - 12 Balls 50 Runs against England in T20 recently. This 50 is still way below Yuvraj's 50.

  • MrKessel on March 4, 2014, 21:18 GMT

    I have been a die-hard Pakistani fan for past 22 years and when our bowlers were getting spanked all over the stadium I was trying to remember the last time when it happened to Pakistan's bowling attack. I can't believe it has happened only 3 times including today when 4 of our bowlers have gone for more than 60 runs because it is an incredible stat when you look at the history of ODI cricket and how much it has favored the batsmen.

  • on March 4, 2014, 20:50 GMT

    Very bad umpiring again, but the are from the big 3 thats mean no action againt them....overall good to see that Pakistan are in the finals, money is not everything BIG 3

  • on March 4, 2014, 20:00 GMT

    "Boom Boom afridi"???

  • on March 4, 2014, 19:57 GMT

    Afridi tu love hai :) well played guys

  • ayij on March 4, 2014, 19:54 GMT

    Afridi is a player who can destroy any bowler in yje the world but its only matter of time. Misbah trust him both the games. He is the triumph card of Pakistan.

  • on March 4, 2014, 19:25 GMT

    Surprised to see how pakistan chased up 326 . Remarkable. Afridi is a lion as he seals the jungle with his power.

  • Fahii on March 4, 2014, 19:10 GMT

    wowwww, afridi....boom boom

  • bouncer709 on March 4, 2014, 18:51 GMT

    Missed big point, Afridi in continuation from India match started with Hatrick 6 on first ball. If you combine his first 5 balls today and two last ball from India match, he nearly missed 6 sixes in a row. (5 sixes in 7 balls) Afiridi was almost in position to break Jaysuria record, he reached 35 of 9 ball but seemed he hold it back and did not wanted to mess up things for Pakistan.

  • alipk52 on March 4, 2014, 18:49 GMT

    So it doesn't matter how weaker Pakistani batting remains over the year, but they have sealed numerous big chases against only India, So glad to know this! infact our batting lineup ruled them with style!

  • on March 4, 2014, 18:44 GMT

    Afridi looks so dangerous , when it s matters the most! Great to sea him back in the business. Hope for a good fight in the finals as well .

  • on March 4, 2014, 18:43 GMT

    I hope Afridi will square the record in final. All the best team Pakistan for final.

  • on March 4, 2014, 18:29 GMT

    Afridi is an impact player, always has been. All the best.

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on March 4, 2014, 18:27 GMT

    Please keep calm. Have Afridi.

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  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on March 4, 2014, 18:27 GMT

    Please keep calm. Have Afridi.

  • on March 4, 2014, 18:29 GMT

    Afridi is an impact player, always has been. All the best.

  • on March 4, 2014, 18:43 GMT

    I hope Afridi will square the record in final. All the best team Pakistan for final.

  • on March 4, 2014, 18:44 GMT

    Afridi looks so dangerous , when it s matters the most! Great to sea him back in the business. Hope for a good fight in the finals as well .

  • alipk52 on March 4, 2014, 18:49 GMT

    So it doesn't matter how weaker Pakistani batting remains over the year, but they have sealed numerous big chases against only India, So glad to know this! infact our batting lineup ruled them with style!

  • bouncer709 on March 4, 2014, 18:51 GMT

    Missed big point, Afridi in continuation from India match started with Hatrick 6 on first ball. If you combine his first 5 balls today and two last ball from India match, he nearly missed 6 sixes in a row. (5 sixes in 7 balls) Afiridi was almost in position to break Jaysuria record, he reached 35 of 9 ball but seemed he hold it back and did not wanted to mess up things for Pakistan.

  • Fahii on March 4, 2014, 19:10 GMT

    wowwww, afridi....boom boom

  • on March 4, 2014, 19:25 GMT

    Surprised to see how pakistan chased up 326 . Remarkable. Afridi is a lion as he seals the jungle with his power.

  • ayij on March 4, 2014, 19:54 GMT

    Afridi is a player who can destroy any bowler in yje the world but its only matter of time. Misbah trust him both the games. He is the triumph card of Pakistan.

  • on March 4, 2014, 19:57 GMT

    Afridi tu love hai :) well played guys