Bangladesh v West Indies, Group A, ICC World Twenty20 September 13, 2007

Ashraful slams his way to fastest fifty in Bangladesh win

HR Gopalakrishna and Mathew Varghese
Statistical highlights of the Group A match between Bangladesh and West Indies
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Mohammad Ashraful got to his fifty off 20 balls © Getty Images

West Indies became the first team to be knocked out of the ICC World Twenty20, after losing their second match against Bangladesh. The following are a few statistical highlights:

  • Mohammad Ashraful scored the fastest fifty in Twenty20 internationals, beating the previous record held by Sanath Jayasuriya, who scored a 50 off 23 balls against New Zealand in Wellington. Jayasuriya holds the record for ODIs, a fifty scored in 17 balls against Pakistan in Singapore.

  • Ashraful and Aftab Ahmed were involved in a partnership of 109, the fifth instance of a century partnership in Twenty20 internationals. All five hundred -plus stands have come at the Wanderers.

  • Mohammad Ashraful also tops the list for highest career strike-rate in Twenty20 internationals so far, ahead of Marlon Samuels, who scored 27 off 14 balls in the match.

  • Samuels has hit 10 sixes in Twenty20 international, one behind Chris Gayle, who leads the pack.

  • Syed Rasel's spell of 4-1-10-1 is the most economical for a bowler having delivered four overs in a Twenty20 international. Rasel's economy rate in Twenty20 matches is second-best behind Mark Gillespie.

  • Shakib Al Hasan's 4 for 34 is the first four-for for a Bangladesh player in a Twenty20 international.

  • Dwayne Bravo conceded 34 runs off his two overs, the third-worst economy rate in the format. The list is led by Brad Hogg and Dwayne Smith, who respectively conceded 38 and 37 runs off their two overs, also in Johannesburg.

  • Ashraful was at the receiving end while bowling, having conceded 55 runs off his four overs, the second-most runs conceded by a bowler in a Twenty20 international. Ashraful's team-mate Farhad Reza has also conceded again 55 runs in a Twenty20 match, against Pakistan in Nairobi