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Bangladesh v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur
Nothing short of a rout
Bangladesh broke a few dubious records during the course of their mauling at the hands of West Indies in Mirpur, one of the most one-sided games so far in the World Cup
March 4, 2011
The match between West Indies and Bangladesh was expected to be a close contest, and one that would provide a huge boost to the winning team's chances of making the quarter-finals. Instead, West Indies made sure that the match was a completely one-sided affair. Bangladesh's inept batting performance coupled with a disciplined bowling display by West Indies meant that the hosts' score in the end was one of the lowest in World Cups. Quite a few records were set during the course of the low-scoring first innings. Here is a look at a few of them.
Fourth-lowest total in World Cups
Bangladesh's 58 is the second total below 100 in the 2011 World Cup after Kenya's 69 against New Zealand. Overall, it is the fourth-lowest in World Cups and Bangladesh's lowest ever in ODIs.
Lowest total against West Indies in World Cups
Bangladesh's 58 is the lowest total by any team against West Indies in World Cups. The previous lowest was Scotland's 68 in the 1999 World Cup. The lowest total in all ODIs against West Indies is Pakistan's 43 in Cape Town in 1993.
Fewest overs played
The entire Bangladesh innings lasted just 18.5 overs making it the fourth-lowest on the list of least overs faced in a team innings in World Cups. The least number of overs faced by any team is 14 by Namibia against Australia in the 2003 World Cup. The total of 31.1 overs played in the match is the second-lowest aggregate number of overs in a World Cup match. The record is 140 balls in the match between Canada and Sri Lanka in the 2003 World Cup.
Most deliveries remaining after the chase
West Indies won by nine wickets with 226 balls to spare. This is in eighth position on the list of matches won with most deliveries to spare. The record is 277 balls, when England beat Canada in the 1979 World Cup.
The nine-wicket win is the fifth time West Indies have won by a margin of nine wickets or more in World Cups. Their two ten-wicket wins have come against Zimbabwe and Pakistan. It is also the second-largest margin of victory in chases for West Indies in matches against Bangladesh.
Benn's best bowling
Sulieman Benn's 4 for 18 is his second four-wicket haul and his best bowling figures in ODIs. He has 25 wickets at an average of 31.32 from 22 ODIs.
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