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Mohammad Ashraful      

Full name Mohammad Ashraful

Born July 7, 1984, Dhaka

Current age 30 years 138 days

Major teams Bangladesh, Asia XI, Bangladesh A, Central Zone (Bangladesh), Dhaka Division, Dhaka Gladiators, Dhaka Gladiators, Dhaka Metropolis, Mumbai Indians

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak

Mohammad Ashraful
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 61 119 5 2737 190 24.00 5940 46.07 6 8 335 22 25 0
ODIs 177 169 13 3468 109 22.23 4947 70.10 3 20 354 29 35 0
T20Is 23 23 0 450 65 19.56 356 126.40 0 2 48 11 4 0
First-class 133 245 7 6918 263 29.06 18 28 67 0
List A 229 218 19 4671 118* 23.47 5 25 55 0
Twenty20 64 60 4 1300 103* 23.21 1106 117.54 1 4 140 27 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 61 67 1733 1271 21 2/42 3/75 60.52 4.40 82.5 0 0 0
ODIs 177 40 697 661 18 3/26 3/26 36.72 5.69 38.7 0 0 0
T20Is 23 8 138 210 8 3/42 3/42 26.25 9.13 17.2 0 0 0
First-class 133 9396 5637 161 7/99 35.01 3.59 58.3 6 0
List A 229 1559 1366 47 4/28 4/28 29.06 5.25 33.1 1 0 0
Twenty20 64 23 335 444 23 3/13 3/13 19.30 7.95 14.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC), Sep 6-8, 2001 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Apr 25-29, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo, Apr 11, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo, May 8, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Kenya v Bangladesh at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 1, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele, Mar 31, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Apr 25-29, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo, May 8, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kenya v Bangladesh at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 1, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pallekele, Mar 31, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5 Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 8 May 2013 ODI # 3355
8 Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 5 May 2013 ODI # 3354
29 Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 3 May 2013 ODI # 3353
4, 0/0, 4, 1/13 Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Harare 25 Apr 2013 Test # 2087
38, 40 Bangladesh v Zimbabwe Harare 17 Apr 2013 Test # 2086
43 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Pallekele 31 Mar 2013 T20I # 312
29 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Pallekele 28 Mar 2013 ODI # 3352
- Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Hambantota 25 Mar 2013 ODI # 3351
0 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Hambantota 23 Mar 2013 ODI # 3349
16, 0/9, 4, 0/8 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 16 Mar 2013 Test # 2082
Profile

How Bangladesh cricket will view Mohammad Ashraful remains up for debate. For several years this boy wonder raised the country's cricket to a surfer's optimism from the debilitating quicksand that was their initiation into Test cricket since 2000, only to let the country and the sport down when he admitted to his involvement in match-fixing and spot-fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League.

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Timeline
    • September 8, 2001
      Historical mismatch
      • At 17 years and 63 days, becomes the youngest Test centurion, even as Bangladesh go down by an innings in Colombo. Later says he had dreamt of Brian Lara's 375 and himself scoring a century the previous night.
    • March 10, 2004
      A rare event
      • His first international win. And it's he who sets it up with a 32-ball 51 to help Bangladesh reach 238 in Harare, eight more than what Zimbabwe would score. It is his 24th ODI, and his third year in international cricket.
    • December 19, 2004
      India see the light
      • Scores a breathtaking century against India in Chittagong - 158 off 194 balls, hitting 24 boundaries and three sixes. Is left stranded, as Bangladesh fall just short avoiding the follow-on. They eventually lose by an innings and 83 runs.
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Best Performances
    • 26 and 114 v Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2001-02
      • Sanath Jayasuriya has been a touch condescending in sending Bangladesh in on a near-perfect batting track in Colombo. Jayasuriya doesn't want to waste time, and Bangladesh oblige by getting bowled out for 90, theb17-year-old Ashraful being the top-scorer. Further humiliation visited Bangladesh as Jayasuriya calls back Marvan Atapattu (201) and Mahela Jayawardene (150), and the two go down "retired out" in the scorebook.
    • 158 not out v India, Chittagong, 2004-05
      • The innings is typical of Ashraful, the timing of the innings isn't; for it comes with the Test still alive and it takes Bangladesh to just short of avoiding a follow-on in Chittagong, which could have resulted in a draw. Responding to India's 540 Bangladesh find themselves in a familiar state at 54 for 3, when Ashraful starts his special. Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh make no impression whatsoever, as the innings from Ashraful has the sense of the fearless, the authoritative, and the pure. He gets to his 50 off 70 balls, and if that is quick he increases the pace even more to reach his century in 125 balls: from 76 to the hundred he moves in seven balls. India don't know what to do: they set the field back, hoping for an error. In the end they have to contend with errors from the other end, as Ashraful stays not out for 158, the highest in Tests by a Bangladeshi. But with minimal support from the tail, Ashraful and Bangladesh fall eight short of avoiding the follow-on, and normal service resumes in the second innings as they fail to make India bat again.
    • 100 v Australia, Cardiff, 2005
      • It is just another normal, one-sided ODI - something expected of Australia v Bangladesh - for about three-fourths of a hot day in Cardiff. The pre-match odds are a suitable 500-1; Australia have scored 249, and Bangladesh are off to a slow start, getting to 72 for 3 in 21 overs. Nobody seems to have told a red-hot Ashraful that; he seems to be playing a different set of bowlers on a different pitch: Habibul Bashar scores only 47 in the match-turning 150-run fourth-wicket partnership. He hits 11 boundaries in a run-a-ball maiden ODI century, and by the time he leaves Bangladesh need 23 in 17 balls. Aftab Ahmed takes them over the line, and Ashraful has enacted the greatest upset in ODI history.
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Cricinfo picks - Our top articles on this player
  • Legspin to leadership (Jun 20, 2007)
    Khondaker Mirazur Rahman traces the rise of a nets boy to captain of Bangladesh
  • Ashraful the entertainer is coming of age (Mar 3, 2006)
    Rabeed Imam on Mohammad Ashraful's coming-of-age
  • A spark of hope (May 27, 2007)
    Ashraful was determined, maybe even angry. He took it all out on what it was meant to be directed against in the first place: the ball
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Oct 23, 2014

Mohammad Ashraful playing in an unaffiliated cricket tournament in New York, New York, October 23, 2014

Mohammad Ashraful playing in an unaffiliated cricket tournament in New York

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Aug 6, 2013

Mohammad Ashraful and BCB president Nazmul Hassan at their first public meeting since the former's confession of his involvement in corruption during the BPL this year, Dhaka, August 6, 2013

Mohammad Ashraful and BCB president Nazmul Hassan at their first public meeting since the former's confession

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Jun 4, 2013

Mohammad Ashraful at a media interaction in Dhaka, June 4, 2013

Mohammad Ashraful at a media interaction in Dhaka

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County Results
Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff - Sep 24-27, 2013
Glamorgan won by 8 wickets
Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury - Sep 24-27, 2013
Kent won by 2 wickets
Notts v Somerset at Nottingham - Sep 24-27, 2013
Match drawn
Surrey v Yorkshire at The Oval - Sep 24-27, 2013
Match drawn
Sussex v Durham at Hove - Sep 24-27, 2013
Sussex won by 6 wickets
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