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World Cup: Match 5 – Bangladesh v South Africa in Numbers

The first upset of the tournament has happened with Bangladesh defeating South Africa. With this, South Africa has lost their first two matches of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

The first upset of the World Cup just happened. Bangladesh has won its opening game against the mighty South Africans. From batting to bowling, Bangladesh dominated South Africa in all departments.

Let’s look at the numbers now

1 – This is the first time South Africa has lost its first two games of the World Cup.

2 – This was only the second time in the World Cup in which Bangladesh managed to cross the score of 300.

5 – Shakib Al Hasan becomes the fifth all-rounder in ODIs with 5000 runs and 250 wickets. The other four players are – Sanath Jayasuriya, Jacques Kallis, Shahid Afridi, and Abdul Razzaq.

12 – Bangladesh has won its 12th match of the World Cup. Now they have won twice against South Africa, England, and Scotland in the World Cup.

19 – Shakib Al Hasan won his 19th Man of the Match award, the most by any Bangladeshi player. Tamim Iqbal has won it 14 times while Mashrafe Mortaza has won it 12 times.

142 – The partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim is the highest for Bangladesh in the World Cup. The previous best was 141 between Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah against England in Adelaide, 2015.

199 – The number of matches Shakib Al Hasan took to reach the milestone of 250 wickets and 5000 runs in ODIs. He is the fastest all-rounder to achieve this, second best is Abdul Razzaq who took 258 matches to reach the milestone.

250 – Shakib took his 250th ODI wicket when dismissed Markram. He is only the second Bangladeshi to achieve this milestone and only the 9th spinner.

328 – Ireland chased down 328 against England in 2011, is still the highest successful chase. South Africa’s record is 297 which they achieved against India in 2019.

330 – Bangladesh posted their highest ODI total. Their previous highest total in ODI was 329 for 6 against Pakistan at Dhaka in 2015

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