Bangladesh became the second side in this World Cup so far to bat more than 40 overs.
Bangladesh put up a score of 330/6 in their 50 overs in their World Cup 2019 match against South Africa at the Oval on Sunday. The highest score in this edition of the tournament so far.
South Africa won the toss and opted to bowl first. Batting first Bangladesh batted brilliantly.
Soumya Sarkar played an agressive innings of 42 runs. Shakib al Hasan took charge of the innings after the dismissal of Tamim Iqbal.
Shakib scored 75 runs of 84 balls. His innings consisted of 8 fours and a six.
Mushfiqur Rahim supported Shakib, made handsome contributions to the total at the top of the order. Rahim scored 78 runs, with 8 boundaries. Mahmudullah came up with an attacking blitz towards the end. He scored 46 runs at the end,which took Bangladesh past 330.
330/6 is the highest ever ODI total put up by Bangladesh.
Their previous best was 329/6, vs Pakistan in Dhaka in 2015.
The 142-run partnership for the third wicket between Shakib and Mushfiqur is the highest ever partnership in World Cup history for Bangladesh. Their previous best partnership in World Cups was 141 for the fifth wicket vs England in 2015.
Shakib Al Hasan’s 75 is the highest ever score for a Bangladesh No. 3 vs South Africa. It is also the highest ever for a Bangladesh No. 3 in a World Cup match.
Bangladesh also became only the second side in this World Cup after England to bat in the death overs (41-50 overs). On both occasions, the bowling side have been South Africa. All other sides’ innings have been wrapped up before 40 overs.
Shakib al Hasan picked up his 250th ODI wicket when he got Aiden Markram out. He is now one among only five all-rounders with 5000 runs and 250 wickets in ODIs.
Shahkib is the fastest to this landmark though. He has reached this landmark in 199 ODIs.