Afghanistan won their first match in Asia Cup against Bangladesh © AFP
Fatullah: Mar 2, 2014
Statistical highlights of the Asia Cup 2014 encounter between Afghanistan and Bangladesh played at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, in Fatullah.
# Samiullah Shenwari and Mohammad Asghar Stanikzai have shared a partnership of 164 for the sixth wicket — Afghanistan’s highest and the first century partnership at the Asia Cup.
# The above stand is Afghanistan’s highest for the sixth wicket and the third highest in ODIs.
# For Afghanistan, six century partnerships have been registered in ODIs.
# Asghar Stanikzai (90 not out off 103 balls) has posted his highest score in ODIs, eclipsing the 66 vs Australia at Sharjah on August 25, 2012. His first fifty against Bangladesh is his fourth in ODIs.
# Stanikzai’s match-winning knock is the highest individual score by an Afghanistan batsman at the Asia Cup.
# Afghanistan’s well-deserved 32-run victory is their 17th in 29 ODIs (lost 12) — success per cent 58.62.
# Afghanistan have posted their first ODI victory against a Test-playing nation.
# Afghanistan have won and lost one each out of two matches contested at the Asia Cup.
# Bangladesh have lost 31 games out of 35 contested at the Asia Cup (won four) — winning per cent 11.42.
# Bangladesh have lost 11 ODIs to non-playing Test sides.
# Afghanistan (254/6) have recorded their highest total at the Asia Cup, bettering the 176 vs Pakistan at Fatullah on February 27, 2014.
# Samiullah Shenwari (81 off 69 balls) has recorded his second highest score in ODIs – the highest being 82 vs Kenya at Amstelveen on July 5, 2010.
# Shenwari’s aforesaid knock is his first fifty against a Test-playing side in ODIs.
# Shenwari’s splendid 81 is his highest score at the Asia Cup — his fourth fifty in ODIs. The said knock is the highest by a number seven batsman at the Asia Cup, eclipsing Chamara Kantha Kapugedera‘s unbeaten 55 against India at Dambulla on June 24, 2010.
# Shenwari’s above innings is the highest by a number seven batsman against Bangladesh in ODIs, bettering an unbeaten 75 by New Zealand’s Jacob Oram at Dakha on October 11, 2008.
# Shenwari has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the second time in ODIs. He had first received the MOM award against Scotland at Sharjah on March 8, 2013.
# For the second time in an ODI for Afghanistan, two middle-order batsmen have posted fifties — the first occasion was against Netherlands at Haque on July 7, 2010.
# Afghanistan put on 107 runs in their last ten overs — the highest by them in these overs in an ODI.
# Mominul Haque (50 off 72 balls) has registered his first fifty at the Asia Cup — his second in ODIs.
# Rubel Hossain and Ziaur Rahman were involved in a 40-run stand — Bangladesh’s highest ninth wicket partnership at the Asia Cup. The said partnership is the second highest at the event next only to the 46-run partnership between Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final at Colombo (RPS) on August 1, 2004.
# Ziaur Rahman has registered strike rate of 186.36 during his innings of 41 off 22 balls — the third fastest at the Asia Cup (minimum qualification: 30).
# Rahman hit three sixes, equalling an Asia Cup record by a number seven batsman. Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal hit three sixes during his innings of 51 off 41 balls against India at Dambulla on June 19, 2010.