Pakistan managed to post a target of 130 against Bangladesh with Sarfraz Ahmed’s (above) fifty and Shoaib Malik’s crucial 41 © AFP
Pakistan managed to post a target of 130 against Bangladesh with Sarfraz Ahmed’s (above) fifty and Shoaib Malik’s crucial 41 © AFP

The eighth match of the Asia Cup Twenty20 (T20) 2016 was played between Bangladesh and Pakistan at Dhaka on Wednesday. Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat, and once again their batsmen did not play well. Pakistan managed to score just 34 off the first 10 overs, losing 4 wickets. Despite a poor start, Pakistan managed to post a target of 130 against Bangladesh with Sarfraz Ahmed’s fifty and Shoaib Malik’s crucial 41. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, Asia Cup T20 2016, Match 8 at Dhaka

In their reply, Bangladesh started well but lost both Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman inside 9 overs. The Bangladeshi chase was full of thrill as they managed to get past Pakistan with 5 balls remaining. Soumya Sarkar’s handy innings and Mahmudulla’s important knock of 22 proved the match-winning performances. With this win Bangladesh qualified for Asia Cup 2016 final and Pakistan were eliminated. Let’s take a look at the statistical highlights of the match here:

8 – Number of times Shahid Afridi has been out for a  duck in T20Is in his career, which is third highest in the format. Tillakaratne Dilshan, with 10 ducks, and Luke Wright with 9 ducks, are at first and second place in the list respectively. On Wednesday, Afridi was out for a duck against Bangladesh at Dhaka. Statistical highlights from Asia Cup 2016 match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at Mirpur

1st – Shahid Afridi became first Pakistani captain who was out on duck in any format of international cricket against Bangladesh. Afridi fell to the right-arm Bangladeshi pacer Al-Amin Hossain.

34 for 4 – Pakistan’s score in the Asia Cup T20 2016 match against Bangladesh after 10 overs was their lowest against any opposition in T20Is, and overall 5th lowest in T20I matches when 20 overs were completed. Their previous lowest was registered against West Indies at Dhaka in ICC World T20 2014.

20 for 3 – Pakistan’s score in the Asia Cup T20 2016 match after 6 overs, which is lowest score posted by any team against Bangladesh in T20Is. The  previous lowest against Bangladesh after 6 overs was 23 for 3, by Zimbabwe in 2015.

4 – Number of times Shahid Afridi has been out on duck as a captain of Pakistan cricket team, out of 9 innings which is most by any captain T20Is. Afridi is at the top spot along with Ireland’s captain William Porterfield, who has also been out on duck 4 times in 11 T20I innings.

129/7 – Number of runs scored by Pakistan, while batting first, which is their lowest score against Bangladesh in T20Is. Their previous lowest was 135/7 which they scored against Bangladesh at Dhaka on November 29, 2011.

14.16 – Average of Pakistan’s opening stand in T20Is from 6 innings in 2016 including the Bangladesh match, which is lowest among all other Test nations. Sri Lanka is at second place in that list with an average of 15.37.

6th – The Asia Cup T20 2016 match between Bangladesh and Pakistan was 6th match in T20I cricket history in which the batting first team hit 4 Sixes and then in 2nd innings other team hit 3. Pakistan hit 4 sixes while batting first while Bangladesh hit 3 in their famous win.

67th – The match between Pakistan and Bangladesh is 68th in T20I cricket history when batting first team has hit only 4 sixes (excluding no result and washed out matches). Pakistan hit 4 sixes against Bangladesh while batting first at Dhaka.

2nd– The Asia Cup 2016 Match No. 8 win was Bangladesh’s second against Pakistan from 9 matches. It is their third joint ‘most wins’ against any country in T20Is. They have also won two matches in T20Is against West Indies. They defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the Asia Cup .

5 – Number of times AL-Amin Hossain has taken exact 3 wickets in an innings of a T20I match, and this is remains the best performance by any Bangladesh bowler in T20Is. Shakib Al Hasan is at second place by achieving that thrice in his T20I career. Al- Amin Hossain took 3 wickets against Pakistan at Dhaka.

25 for 3 – Figures of Al-Amin Hossain registered  which is best figure from a Bangladeshi bowler against Pakistan in a T20I innings.

(Umang Pabari is an Indian mechanical engineer and a cricket enthusiast. Rahul Dravid and AB de Villiers are his role models.)