Bangladesh vs Australia ODIs in records

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Bangladesh vs Australia ODIs in records

Bangladesh are set to take on current world champions Australia in the fifth match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at The Oval. As the all important game begins, let’s have a look at the ODI record between these two teams. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ রেকর্ডবুকে বাংলাদেশ-অস্ট্রেলিয়া]

Head-to-head: Australia have a dominant record over Bangladesh in ODIs. These two nations faced each other 19 times in ODI cricket and Australia were victorious 18 times. While in 2005 in the NatWest tri-series, Bangladesh got the better of Aussies in Cardiff by five wickets.

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Highest totals: In 2011, the third ODI between these two teams saw highest totals against each other. Australia posted 361/8. In reply, Bangladesh managed 295/6.

Lowest totals: Bangladesh’s lowest total against Australia is 74 in the first ODI in Darwin. Australia were restricted to 198/5 in the third ODI in Darwin and still managed to win.

Most runs: Former wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist holds the record of most runs in Australia-Bangladesh ODIs. He aggregated 444 runs in 12 matches. Habibul Bashar scored 289 in 11 games.

Most wickets: Brad Hogg has 18 wickets in nine matches against Bangladesh while Mashrafe Bin Mortaza scalped 15 in 14 ODIs.

Highest scores: The highest score in Bangladesh-Australia ODIs is Shane Watson’s devastating 185* in 2nd ODI in Dhaka in 2011 while chasing. Mohammad Ashraful is the only Bangladeshi centurion against Australia. He made 100 in Cardiff triumph.

Best bowling figures: Andrew Symonds took 5 wickets for 18 runs against Bangladesh in Manchester in 2005 tri-series. Abdur Razzak’s 3/36 in the first ODI in Chittagong in 2006 is the best bowling figures by a Bangladeshi against Australia.

All these records would say that Bangladesh couldn’t even give a fight to Australia in past. But time has changed. Bangladesh have a more experienced squad than of Australia’s. The number of matches played by Bangladeshi players in Champions Trophy squad is 1167 while Australia’s is 618.

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com