In their last match of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Pakistan beat Bangladesh by a big margin of 94 runs at Lord’s (London).
After the Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss, he decided to bat first. Pakistan managed to score 315/9 (50 overs) in the first innings. Chasing down that target, Bangladesh were bundled out for just 221 runs (44.1 overs).
Brief Scores: Pakistan – 315/9 in 50 overs (Imam-ul-Haq 100, Babar Azam 96; Mustafizur Rahim 5/75)
Bangladesh – 221 in 44.1 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 64, Liton Das 32; Shaheen Shah Afridi 6/35)
Result – Pakistan won by 94 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) At the age of 23 years and 205 days, Pakistan opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq scored his maiden CWC century.
- Imam-ul-Haq is the youngest Pakistan batsman to score a CWC century. The previous record holder was Saleem Malik who achieved this feat at the age of 24 years and 192 days.
- Imam-ul-Haq is the second youngest left-handed batsman to score a CWC century. Chris Gayle (Windies) is the youngest left-handed batsman to score a CWC century as he achieved this feat at the age of 23 years and 164 days.
ii) Imam-ul-Haq (100 runs) lost his wicket through the hit-wicket.
- Imam-ul-Haq is the second Pakistan batsman in CWC history to lose the wicket through the hit-wicket. Misbah-ul-Haq was the first Pakistan batsman in CWC history to face the hit-wicket dismissal (against Ireland at Adelaide on 15th March 2015).
- In ODI history, it was the eighth instance when a Pakistan batsman lost his wicket through the hit wicket.
- It was the 11th instance in CWC history when a batsman faced the hit-wicket dismissal.
i) Pakistan batsman Babar Azam (96 runs) was dismissed on nervous-nineties.
- Babar Azam is the third Pakistan batsman to get dismissed in nervous-nineties in a CWC match. While Zaheer Abbas achieved this feat for twice, Ahmed Shahzad was the other Pakistan batsman who achieved this feat for once.
ii) Babar Azam scored 474 runs in this 2019 Cricket World Cup.
- It is the most runs for a Pakistan batsman in a CWC edition. Javed Miandad was the previous record holder with 437 runs in 1992 CWC.
i) Bangladesh left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman had the bowling figures of 10-0-75-5.
- It is the best ODI bowling figures by a Bangladesh bowler against Pakistan. Mustafizur Rahman was also the previous record holder with the bowling figures of 10-2-43-4 at Abu Dhabi on 26th September 2014.
ii) It was the second consecutive five-wicket haul for Mustafizur Rahman in this Cricket World Cup.
- Mustafizur Rahman is the third bowler to claim two consecutive five-wicket hauls in a CWC edition. The first two bowlers were the English left-arm pacer Gary Gilmour (in 1975 CWC) and the Sri Lankan right-arm pacer Ashantha de Mel (in 1983 CWC).
iii) Playing his maiden CWC, Mustafizur Rahman has taken 20 wickets in this edition.
- Mustafizur Rahman is the joint second most wicket-taker for Bangladesh in CWC history. The left-arm spinner Abdur Razzaq also took 20 wickets in his CWC career. Another left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan is on top of this list with 34 CWC wickets.
iv) Playing his 54th ODI, Mustafizur Rahman (103 wickets) completed his 100 ODI wickets.
- Mustafizur Rahman is the fastest Bangladesh bowler to complete 100 ODI wickets. The left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak was the previous record holder who achieved this feat in 69 ODIs.
- Mustafizur Rahman is the joint fourth fastest bowler to complete 100 ODI wickets.
- Mustafizur Rahman is the sixth Bangladesh bowler to take 100+ ODI wickets.
Shakib Al Hasan
i) Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan scored 606 runs in this 2019 CWC.
- After Sachin Tendulkar and Matthew Hayden, Shakib Al Hasan becomes the third batsman to score 600+ runs in a CWC edition. The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar scored 673 runs in 2003 CWC, and the former Australian opener Matthew Hayden scored 659 runs in 2007 CWC.
ii) Shakib Al Hasan registered seven 50+ scores in this 2019 CWC.
- It is the joint most 50+ scores for a batsman in a CWC edition. In the 2003 CWC, Sachin Tendulkar (India) scored seven 50+ scores.
iii) Also, Shakib Al Hasan registered the 12th 50+ score in his CWC career.
- It is the joint second most 50+ scores for a batsman in CWC career. Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara also registered 12 times 50+ scores in CWC career. Once again, the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is holding this record who scored 21 times 50+ scores in his CWC career.
i) Pakistan left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz has taken 35 wickets in CWC career.
- Wahab Riaz is the second most wicket-taker for Pakistan in CWC history. During this match, Riaz surpassed Imran Khan (34 wickets), and now only Wasim Akram is ahead of him with 55 CWC wickets.
Shaheen Shah Afridi
i) At the age of 19 years and 90 days, Pakistan left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi had the bowling figures of 9.1-0-35-6.
- Shaheen Shah Afridi is the youngest bowler to claim a five-wicket haul in a CWC match. The previous record holder was Collins Obuya (Kenya) who achieved this feat at the age of 21 years and 212 days (5/24 against Sri Lanka at Nairobi, Gym on 24th February 2003).
- It is the best bowling figures by a Pakistan bowler in CWC history. The previous record was 8-3-16-5 by the leg-spinner Shahid Afridi against Kenya at Hambantota on 23rd February 2011.
- It is the best ODI bowling figures by a Pakistan left-arm bowler. The previous record was 5.4-0-14-5 by the left-arm spinner Imad Wasim against Ireland at Dublin (Malahide) on 18th August 2016.