Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup, Mirpur March 16, 2012

Partnerships the key to Bangladesh's win

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan
Stats from a game dominated initially by Tendulkar, and later by the hosts' exceptional fightback

Despite facing a challenging target after Sachin Tendulkar's record achievement, Bangladesh kept faith, and a brilliant chase kept them in the tournament. Here are the stats highlights from the game.

  • Bangladesh's chase of 290 is their highest in home ODIs and their second-highest overall. It is also the third-highest target successfully chased in Bangladesh. The previous highest target chased by Bangladesh in Mirpur was 220, against Zimbabwe in 2009. There have been only eight previous occasions when teams have chased a higher target successfully against India.
  • Although Tendulkar achieved the milestone of hundred international centuries, this was his second-lowest strike-rate for an ODI century. The only time he has had a lower strike-rate was against Sri Lanka in Sharjah in 2000 (completed innings only). There have been only four occasions when he has faced more deliveries than he did in this innings (147). The previous time he faced 147 deliveries, he scored the first double-century in ODIs. The century is Tendulkar's 14th in a loss and puts him well ahead of Chris Gayle (9 hundreds), who is second on the list of batsmen with the most centuries in losses.
  • This is the first time that five Bangladesh batsmen have scored 40 or more runs in an innings. Overall, there has not been a single instance when more than five batsmen have scored 40-plus runs in an innings.
  • The run-rate during the 64-run stand between Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain (9.14) is the highest for a fifty-plus fifth-wicket stand for Bangladesh in ODIs. Bangladesh also had a 68-run fourth-wicket stand at a run-rate of 8.50. This run-rate is the second-highest for a fourth-wicket partnership for Bangladesh (fifty-plus stands only).
  • This is the eighth time overall and the third time against India that Bangladesh have managed three fifty-plus stands in a single innings. The last occasion this happened against India was in the opening game of the 2011 World Cup. The 113-run stand between Tamim Iqbal and Jahurul Islam is the seventh century partnership for the second wicket for Bangladesh in ODIs and their first against India.
  • The strike-rates of Mushfiqur (184.00) and Shakib (158.06) are second and third respectively on the list of best strike-rates for a 40-plus score for Bangladesh batsmen against India. Mashrafe Mortaza is on top, with 40 off 22 balls in Dhaka in 2007.
  • The 148-run stand between Tendulkar and Virat Kohli is the second-highest second-wicket stand for India in ODIs against Bangladesh. Kohli, who had scored centuries in his previous two innings, missed out on becoming only the fifth batsman to score a century in three consecutive matches.