Tamim Iqbal was once again the top scorer for Bangladesh in this crucial tie     AFP
Tamim Iqbal was once again the top scorer for Bangladesh in this crucial tie AFP

The 3rd and final One-Day International (ODI) match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Mirpur proved to be a one sided game. Batting first, Bangladesh played quite well with opener Tamim Iqbal scoring a century along with Sabbir Rahman s 65. Despite their batting collapse in the end, Bangladesh managed to post a healthy total of 279 on board with the help of Mahmudullah s short cameo of 22-ball 32 not out. Coming to the chase, Afghanistan started awfully by losing seven wickets at the score of 89 runs and then got all out for a mere 138. Bangladesh won by a huge margin of 141 runs and Abhishek Kumar presents some interesting statistical highlight. Full Cricket Scorecard, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 3rd ODI, Dhaka

Left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain made his comeback to Bangladesh ODI side after a gap of 8 years and 201 days. This is the longest interval by any Bangladeshi since his last appearance in ODIs. Overall, this is the 7th longest interval for any cricketer since his last appearance in ODIs.

Hossain, in this process, missed 147 ODIs since he played his last appearance in 2008. This is the most number of ODIs missed by any Bangladeshi player, breaking previous record of 131 ODIs held by Faisal Hossain.

The second wicket partnership of 140 runs between Tamim and Rahman is the second highest by a Bangladeshi pair on a winning cause. Overall, this was the third best partnership for the 2nd wicket from Bangladesh in ODIs. Also, this was the third best 2nd wicket partnership by any team s pair against Afghanistan in ODIs.

Tamim Iqbal s 118-run was his 7th hundred in ODIs. This is the most number of centuries made by any Bangladeshi in 50-overs. The second most centuries by a Bangladeshi is held by their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan with 6 hundred.

Bangladesh lost their next five wickets after the score of 212 for 2 under 36 runs. From 212 for 2, they collapsed to 248 for 7.

From being 52 for 1, Afghanistan succumbed to 89 for 7. Henceforth, they lost their next six wickets under 37 runs.

This was Bangladesh s 6th consecutive series win at home. Their last fifth consecutive series win at home came against Zimbabwe (3-0), South Africa (2-1), India (2-1), Pakistan (3-0) and Zimbabwe (5-0).

Bangladesh s 141 runs win against Afghanistan is their 4th biggest win in ODIs in terms of runs and 3rd biggest against a non Test playing nation.

Bangladesh s win against Afghanistan in the third ODI is their 100th victory. They are the 10th team to achieve this feat after Zimbabwe (122), New Zealand (311), England (326), South Africa (344), Sri Lanka (365), West Indies (376), India (454), Pakistan (455) and Australia (547).

(Abhishek Kumar is a cricket devotee currently staffing with CricketCountry.com. He can be followed on Twitter @abhik2593 and on Facebook at abhicricket.kumar)