Bangladesh score their highest ever World Cup and ODI score
Bangladesh kick-start the ICC 2019 World Cup campaign against South Africa. in a breathtaking fashion as they score their highest ever ODI total.
Bangladesh came to their opening match with a lot of injury concern, but skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza gave the good news straight a way that all the players are fit to play. Though South Africa captain Faf du Plessis elected to bowl first, Mashrafe was happy with the outcome as he wanted to bat first.
Openers Tamim Iqbal (16) and Soumya Sarkar (42) gave a brilliant start to Bangladesh and put 60 runs in the opening stand. Tamim was the first man to depart. Then came the famous duo Mushfiqur Rahim (78) and Shakib Al Hasan (75), who ran riot against the Proteas.
Shakib played an outstanding knock of 75 before departing to Imran Tahir. Mushfiqur was well on course to become the first centurion of this World Cup. But he departed to Phehlukwayo when Bangladesh was hitting the aggressive button.
However, Mahmudullah, who is at the moment Bangladesh’s biggest finisher proved once again why he is called so. With 3 fours and 1 six, Mahmudullah played an handsome knock of 46* off just 33 balls. Mosaddek Hossain also joined in and scored a quick 20-ball 26.
In the end, Mahmudullah laid Bangladesh to 330 in their 50 overs, which is their highest ever total in a World Cup and also in their ODI history.
BAN 330/6 (50 ov) | Soumya 42, Shakib 75, Mushfiqur 78, Mahmudullah 46 | Morris 2/52