Eighth Match – Asia Cup T20 2016 – Bangladesh vs Pakistan at Mirpur on Mar 02 2016 – Bangladesh won by five wickets

Pakistan scored 129 for 7 in this game to provide its lowest team total against Bangladesh in nine T20I games played between the two teams. The previous lowest was 135 for 7 – also at Mirpur on 29.11.11

Shahid Afridi failed to open his account in this game to provide the eighth occasion of his dismissed for a duck in T20Is. He now occupies the third place in the list of batsmen who have scored most ducks in the history of T20Is. TM Dilshan {10} and LJ Wright {09} occupy the first two places. Shahid Afridi’s duck in this game was his fourth duck while leading Pakistan. He now shares the record for most ducks by a captain in T20Is with WTS Porterfield of Ireland. WTS Portefield has also scored four duck while leading Ireland.

Shahid Afridi with his four ducks while leading Pakistan owns the record for most ducks by a Pakistan captain. Prior to this Mohammad Hafeez held this dubious record with three ducks. Shahid Afridi’s eight ducks in T20Is is also record for most ducks by a Pakistan batsman in T20Is. Previous record was seven ducks which was credited to Umar Akmal.

Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik added 70 runs for the fifth wicket in this game to provide the 58th occasion of Pakistan batsman posting 50 plus runs partnership in T20Is. It also provides the fifth such occasion for the fifth wicket. It also provides the tenth such occasion against Bangladesh and the first such occasion for the fifth wicket against Bangladesh. The partnership represents the record partnership by Pakistan batsman against Bangladesh for the fifth wicket. The previous best was the 34 runs partnership between Ahmad Shehzad and Shahid Afridi at Dhaka on 30.03.14.

The following table lists the teams which have posted 50 plus partnerships in T20Is on 50 plus occasions. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are tied for the sixth place with 58 fifty plus partnerships.

No Team Total C HC
1 Australia 70 12 58
2 South Africa 66 12 54
3 New Zealand 65 08 57
4 England 63 12 51
5 India 63 06 57
6 Pakistan 58 09 49
7 Sri Lanka 58 06 52
8 West Indies 55 05 50

Sarfraz Ahmed’s 58 not out in this game provides the 54th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is and the sixth such occasion against Bangladesh. It also provides the eighth occasion of a Pakistan wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in T20Is and also provides the second such occasion against Bangladesh. Kamran Akmal was the other wicket keeper batsman to score a fifty against Bangladesh in T20Is. He had scored 73 at Gros Islet on 01.05.10. The following table lists the eight occasions of Pakistan wicket keepers scoring fifties in a T20I

No Player Runs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Kamran Akmal 59* 2 Aus Dubai (DSC) 07 May 2009
2 Kamran Akmal 57 1 Ire The Oval 15 Jun 2009
3 Kamran Akmal 64 2 Aus Melbourne 05 Feb 2010
4 Kamran Akmal 73 1 Ban Gros Islet 01 May 2010
5 Kamran Akmal 50 1 Aus Gros Islet 14 May 2010
6 Umar Akmal 64 1 RSA Cape Town 22 Nov 2013
7 Sarfraz Ahmed 76* 2 NZl Dubai (DSC) 04 Dec 2014
8 Sarfraz Ahmed 58* 1 Ban Dhaka 02 Mar 2016

Sarfraz Ahmed’s 58 not out was in a losing cause and provides the third occasion of a Pakistan wicket keeper batsman’s fifty going in vain.

No Player Runs Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Kamran Akmal 64 2 Aus Melbourne 05 Feb 2010
2 Kamran Akmal 50 1 Aus Gros Islet 14 May 2010
3 Sarfraz Ahmed 58* 1 Ban Dhaka 02 Mar 2016

It also provides the 21st occasion of a wicket keeper batsman’s fifty in a losing cause in the history of T20Is. It also provides the 194th occasion of a batsman’s fifty going in vain and the ninth occasion of a Pakistan batsman suffering from such an ignominy.

Bangladesh won this game by five wickets to provide its 18th victory in T20Is and its second win against Pakistan. Prior to this, it had won by seven wickets at Dhaka on 24.04.15. This win also represents Bangladesh’s eleventh win on home soil.

Pakistan’s loss in this game was its 40th loss in T20Is. It now owns the record for most losses in the history of T20Is. New Zealand with 39 losses held the previous record.

 

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