Bangladesh were dominant in their performance against Sri Lanka in match 5 of the Asia Cup 2016 © AFP
Bangladesh were dominant in their performance against Sri Lanka in match 5 of the Asia Cup 2016 © AFP

The fifth match of Asia Cup Twenty20 (T20) International 2016 was played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Dhaka. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first but Bangladesh’s both openers were out for ducks and inside five overs they lost the wicket of the experienced batsman Mushfiqur Rahim but then Sabbir Rahman and Shakib played well and they added 82 runs and with the help of Mamudullah’s 23 runs Bangladesh managed to post a total of 148 runs. In reply, Sri Lanka started well but they lost Dilshan after 3rd over and then Chandimal and Sanath Jayasuriya added 56 runs but they both fall in quick succession and then no Sri Lankan batsman played a quick innings and in the end against good bowling attack of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka lost the match by 23 runs. With this match, once again several records entered in the record books of cricket in this format of the game. Full Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup T20 2016 Match 5 at Dhaka

10 – Number of Times Sri Lankan bowler Angelo Mathews has taken a wicket in first over of an innings in a T20I match which is most by any bowler in T20Is. NuwanKulasekara is at the second place who has taken a wicket in the first over 8 times, Mortaza and Connell have taken that 7 times, M Amir has achieved that feet 6 times. Full Cricket Blog: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup T20 2016 Match 5 at Dhaka

10th– This is 10th instance in T20I cricket when both openers have been out on duck, Today, Bangladesh’ both openers Mohammad Mithun and Soumya Sarkar out on duck against Pakistan. Other 9 opening pairs who have been out on duck in an innings of a T20I match are Morris Ouma and David Obuya (Kenya), CR Foggo and DL Hemp (Bermuda), William Porterfield and Gary Wilson (Ireland), Imrul Kayes and Mohammad Ashraful (Bangladesh), Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Richie Berrington and Callum Macleod (Scotland), Stephen Myburgh and Michael Swart (Netherlands) and Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan), Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane (India). ALSO READ: Clinical Bangladesh strangle listless Sri Lanka by 23 runs in Asia Cup T20 2016 Match 5 at Dhaka

2nd – It is the second instance when Sri Lanka team have dismissed both the openers for duck in T20Is. Today, they dismissed both Bangladeshi openers for a duck. Other instance happened against Netherlands at Chittagong on 24th March 2014 when they dismissed both Stephen Myburgh and Swart for a duck.

30 – Number of Wickets taken by Nuwan Kualsekara from first 6 overs of the game in T20Is which is most by any other bowler in T20Is. S Broad with 29 wickets is at 2nd place while Mills with 28 wickets and Sohail Tanvir with 26 wickets are the 3rd and 4th place while Mathews and Styen with 23 wickets are at 5th place in that list.

80 – Number of Runs scored by Sabbir Rahman against Sri Lanka in today’s match from 54 balls which is most by any Bangladesh player against Sri Lanka in T20Is. Other highest scores made by a Bangladesh batsman against Sri Lanka are 58 (AnamulHaque) and 43 (M Ashraful).

10 – Number of Fours scored by Sabbir Rahman in his 80 runs innings against Sri Lanka today which is second most by any Bangladesh player in an innings of a T20I match. Shakib Al Hasan has hit 11 fours against Pakistan at Pallekele on September 25, 2012 and he is at the top while Tamim Iqbal had once hit 10 fours against West Indies at Dhaka on December 10, 2012 and he is at the second place with Sabbir Rahman.

99.30 – Strike Rate of Shakib-Al-Hasan at number 5 while batting for Bangladesh which is worst among other Bangladeshi players who have played minimum 5 innings at number 5 for Bangladesh. Shakib has played 13 innings at number 5 for Bangladesh and made 143 runs by facing 144 balls. In today’s match against Sri Lanka while batting at no.5 for Bangladesh, he scored 32 runs from 34 balls at a strike rate of 94.12.

147/7 – Number of Runs scored by Bangladesh in 20 overs against Sri Lanka today which is their highest total against Sri Lank while batting first in T20Is. Their previous best was 120/10 which they made at Chittagong on February 24, 2014.

0.485 – Win/Loss ratio of Bangladesh in T20Is which is lowest among Test nations. They have won 17 matches and lost 35 matches from 53 matches.

35 – Number of Runs scored by Sabbir Rahman in the first 6 overs in today’s match against Sri Lanka which is second most by any Bangladesh batsman in T20Is in first 6 overs while batting first. Aftab Ahmed is at the top in the list who made 36 runs in first 6 overs for Bangladesh while batting first against Australia in 2007.

35.32 – Bowling Average of Bangladeshi captain Mashrafe Mortaza in T20Is from 40 T20I matches which is worst among all other bowlers who have played minimum 40 T20I innings. After Mortaza in that list, Albie Morkel is there with 33.22 average and after Morkel, D Bravo (28.95), K Mills (28.55) and Mathews (27.12) are there in the list.

1st – This is Bangladesh’s first win against Sri Lanka in T20Is. Today, they defeated Sri Lanka by 23 runs. Now, Bangladesh have played 5 matches against Sri Lanka won 1 and lost 4 matches.

30/3 – Figures of Sri Lankan bowler D Chameera in today’s match against Bangladesh which is his career best figure in T20Is.

44 – Number of Runs conceded by NuwanKulasekara against Bangladesh in today’s match which is most by any Sri Lankan bowler against Bangladesh in T20Is.

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