Afghanistan v Bangladesh, World Cup 2015, Group A, Canberra February 18, 2015

Shakib's record and Bangladesh's winning streak

Stats highlights from the Group A match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Canberra

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Insights: The Shakib-Mushfiqur partnership

4040 Runs scored by Shakib Al Hasan in ODIs, the most by a Bangladesh batsman. Shakib is the first from the country to go past the 4000-run mark in ODIs. Tamim Iqbal, with 3990, is set to become the second.

114 Runs for the the fifth-wicket by Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib, the highest for Bangladesh in World Cups. They are the first Bangladeshi pair to post a 100-plus stand for any wicket in the competition's history.

4 Number of century partnerships between Shakib and Mushfiqur, the most for a Bangladesh pair. They have scored 1725 runs together, which is also the most for any Bangladesh batting pair.

6 Number of consecutive ODI victories for Bangladesh, including the five against Zimbabwe last year. Bangladesh's longest winning streak is nine, in 2006-07, which included seven wins over Zimbabwe and two over Scotland.

267 Bangladesh's total, their highest in ODIs in Australia. Bangladesh's previous best, from six tries, was 147, at Cairns in 2003.

105 Bangladesh's margin of victory, their largest in a World Cup match. Their previous biggest victory in the tournament was by 67 runs, against South Africa in 2007. This is also the eighth instance of Bangladesh winning an ODI by 100 runs or more.

67 Runs scored by Bangladesh in the first 20 overs, the second-lowest for Bangladesh against a non-Test nation. Their lowest such score is 66, against Kenya during the 2003 World Cup.

129 Instances of Bangladesh being bowled out in ODIs. However, the 267 they scored today is their highest in matches when they have been all out.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNCricinfo. @bishen_jeswant

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  • Dummy4 on February 19, 2015, 14:41 GMT

    Cardiff is in Wales MAX-PAYNE1461

  • Max on February 19, 2015, 12:07 GMT

    @HASIB9 , Cardiff is not a city of Australia........its in England.....267 is Bangladesh's highest score in Australia and thats what the stats says............

  • Hasib on February 19, 2015, 2:45 GMT

    Why is everyone forgetting that Bangladesh beat Australia in Cardiff I think back in 2006 when Ashraful scored the famous a ball a run century. That was their highest score.. Around 260 if I'm not mistaken.

  • Dummy4 on February 18, 2015, 17:06 GMT

    This is great but now they are playing the big boys and they have no chance of winning. Australia will crush them.

  • Dummy4 on February 18, 2015, 16:57 GMT

    My comments are from the New Zealand v Scotland match While Bravo was run out without facing a ball Four batsmen from Scotland were out first ball for golden ducks! Has this happened before?

  • Dummy4 on February 18, 2015, 16:10 GMT

    Shakib is the only world class player in BD in terms of record, maturity, experience. Mushfique's recent performance is following him to be a genuine batsman. Tamim is attacking but a bit unpredictable. Mahmudullah's avg. is among the top 5-6 in BD batsmen but as once said he is an unsung hero. But truely Bangladesh needs a couple of dependable batsmen to fight in any situation. Lets hope & see what Mominul shows in future.

  • niaz on February 18, 2015, 14:19 GMT

    Musfiq, Tamim and Shakib sometimes play really well against good bowling attack,their average (Specially Musfique's) is not as good as it should be.. Mominul is struggling in the bouncy wicket. If the batsmen like Mominul, Soumya average 40+ BD has a future in ODIs. ODI bowling (Specially spin) is very consistent and tight as far as the ODI/2020 go. Its the batsmen's average that weakens the ODI team. Its different in the test cricket.. some of the newer BD batsmen (like Mominul) will average more than 40 but BD does not have a bowling attack to take 20 wickets...Asweak BD team looks, it still had improvements...

  • Shipu on February 18, 2015, 14:15 GMT

    Shakib and Mushfiq are top performers. I pray coach works with Anamul a lot especially developing his technique and finding 1s and 2s. His talent is extraordinary and we lack a proper batsman besides Mushy and Mominul.

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