Stand out Mushfiqur spots second highest in Bangladesh ODI scores

Bangladesh started their Asia Cup campaign with a whopping 137 run win over Sri Lanka in Dubai.

Stand out Mushfiqur spots second highest in Bangladesh ODI scores

A hot and humid morning did not show the day for Bangladesh; putting a horrific batting display at the dawn of their innings against Sri Lanka, majestically came back riding in the bat of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun.

At the Dubai International Stadium, on Saturday, Mushfiqur and Mithun delivered a stand out 131 run partnership in the third wicket after Bangladesh lost two wickets in one run in front of a good, old Lasith Malinga slinging and opener Tamim Iqbal retiring from the field with a broken wrist.

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Lasith Malinga, who returned in ODI cricket after a long break, was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka, finishing with the figure for 4 for 23.

The 144 run knock by Mushfiqur Rahim is the second highest individual score for a Bangladesh batsman in limited over cricket.

Tamim Iqbal’s 154 against Zimbabwe in 2009 is the highest ODI score for the country till to date followed by Shakib Al Hasan’s 134 against Canada in 2007 ICC World Cup.

Highest individual scores for Bangladesh in ODIs

Player                   Runs Balls Inn# Against Venue            Date

Tamim Iqbal         154    138    2      Zim        Bulawayo     16-Aug-09
Mushfiqur Rahim 144    150   1      SL          Dubai (DSC) 15-Sep-18
Shakib Al Hasan  134*   152  1      Can        St John’s       28-Feb-07
Tamim Iqbal          132    135  1      Pak        Dhaka            17-Apr-15
Tamim Iqbal         130*    160  1      WI Providence            22-Jul-18

In the history of highest individual scores in the Asia Cup, Mushfiqur Rahim (144) is now standing in the second spot with Younis Khan of Pakistan who also scored 144 against Hong in 2004.

India skipper Virat Kohli’s 183 against Pakistan in 2012 remained the highest.


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