Multistats March 15, 2011

World Cup wonders, and Mujtaba sales

4 The number of match-winning ninth-wicket partnerships in World Cup history, of which Mahmudullah and Shafiul Islam's 58 to slamdunk England into the losers' basket in Chittagong was the second highest, behind Bichel and Bevan's guiding

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The number of match-winning ninth-wicket partnerships in World Cup history, of which Mahmudullah and Shafiul Islam's 58 to slamdunk England into the losers' basket in Chittagong was the second highest, behind Bichel and Bevan's guiding Australia to victory, also against England, eight years ago with a deeply irritating/coolly heroic stand of 73 (delete according to national allegiance).

Lagging behind are Allan Lamb and Neil Foster's 37 to see England to a rare triumph against West Indies in 1987, and Jeremy Coney and John Bracewell's immortal unbroken stand of 7 to secure victory for the Kiwis against England in 1983. Bangladesh's victory was only the third time in World Cup history that a team has won after needing more than 50 when their eighth wicket fell.

Also: Number of copies of the DVD box set Asif Mujtaba's Greatest Innings sold since its release in 1997. All four were purchased online and signed for by a certain "Mr A Mutjaba".

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on the BBC Radio 4, and a writer

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