Bangladesh won by 4 wickets (Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan). Afif-Miraj’s World Record, Bangladesh has never won like this before. Surely you remember the 2017 Champions Trophy! Bangladesh lost 4 wickets for only 33 runs after batting for 265 runs given by New Zealand in Cardiff. Mahmudullah Riyad and Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and elected to bat. Both played 100-run innings.
Bangladesh won by 4 wickets Bangladesh’s victory over danger
Mehdi Miraj and Afif Hossain seem to have returned that five years old memory. Mehedi Miraj and Afif Hossain came to bat when Bangladesh lost 6 wickets for 45 runs at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.
The impeccable batting of the two gave Bangladesh a comfortable victory of 4 wickets in the end. The duo not only won the team but also set the record for the highest run in the seventh wicket partnership for Bangladesh.
Afghan fast bowler Fazal Haque Farooqi came down to bat and fell in front of the home batting line-off. Opener Liton Das (1) returned the third ball of the third over to the dressing room. In the fifth ball of the same over, Tamim Iqbal (7) was caught by LBW.
Mushfiqur Rahim, who came down to bat at number three, was dismissed by Farooqi for 3 runs. Inaugurated Yasir Ali was bowled out before opening the scoring. The Afghans took control of the match by returning the top four batsmen.
After the departure of Yasir, Mujib Ur Rahman bowled Shakib Al Hasan for 10 runs. Captain Mahmudullah Riyadh disappointed Rashid Khan with 6 runs off the catch.
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— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) February 23, 2022
Then the hope of victory comes down to zero. However, Miraj-Afif proved that there is nothing impossible. Turn around with the batting team in front of the Afghan bowlers.
After completing Afif’s fifty off 6 balls, Miraj completed 69 balls. The Afghan bowlers lost control of the match and lost control of the match.
In the end, Miraj-Afif’s unbeaten 160-run stand with 6 balls to spare, Bangladesh took a 1-0 lead in the series by winning by 4 wickets. Afif 93 (115) and Miraj 61 (120) left the field unbeaten.
Fazal Haque Farooqi took 4 wickets for Afghanistan, Rashid Khan and Mujib Ur Rahman took 1 wicket each.
Afif-Miraj’s World Record | Bangladesh has never won like this before
Bangladesh’s victory over danger, Bangladesh won by 4 wickets. Goal 216 runs, the task seemed easy for Bangladesh in the middle of the match. Bangladesh then lost its way in the beginning with the cannon of Fazalhaq Farooqi. After the third and fourth wickets for 18 runs, the fifth wicket was lost for 26 runs. After that Mahmudullah returned with 45 runs as the sixth batsman. Afif Hossain and Mehedi Hasan Miraj then turned around and Bangladesh won the first ODI of the series in Chittagong. Afif Hossain was unbeaten on 93, Miraj scored an unbeaten 61. The pair’s 7th wicket partnership was unbroken for 164 runs. Along with writing a great story of the return, several records were also rewritten in this match courtesy of Afif-Miraj.
Afif-Miraj now holds the world record for the seventh wicket in a run chase or in the second innings. Today, they have made an unbroken pair of 184 runs against Afghanistan. Earlier, the record was held by Jos Butler and Chris Oakes of England. Oaks-Butler scored 136 runs against Sri Lanka in Nottingham in 2016. This is the second highest wicket for the seventh wicket in any innings in ODIs.The highest pairing is between Butler and Adil Rashid, against New Zealand in Edgbaston in 2015.
After losing 6 wickets for 45 or less runs in Rantara, the highest partnership was 55 runs in such a match. That too is from 1975. Australia won the first semi-final of the World Cup after losing 6 wickets for 39 runs in a 93-run chase against England. Miraj-Afif pair surpassed that today.
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Bangladesh has never won a match after losing 6 wickets for such a low run. Today Bangladesh lost the sixth wicket against Afghanistan by only 45 runs. Earlier, the record of Bangladesh winning by losing 6 wickets for the lowest number of runs was in 2006. After losing 6 wickets for 112 runs in a 164-run chase against Kenya in Nairobi, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat. Mashrafe was unbeaten on 43 off 53 balls, while Razzak was unbeaten on 14 off 23 balls.
Bangladesh lost 5 wickets for 75 runs in that match, today they lost only 26 runs. This is also a new record.
Earlier, Bangladesh’s highest seventh wicket partnership was 49 runs in the match won by chasing runs. After losing the sixth wicket for 163 runs for 249 runs against the West Indies in 2009, the task became easier for Bangladesh in that pair of Mahmudullah and Naeem Islam, in the end they won the match by 3 wickets. Bangladesh’s highest partnership for the seventh wicket in any match in Rantara was 75 runs. He formed the pair in Chittagong in 2002 with Enamul Haque and Khaled Masood. With the target of 203 runs, Bangladesh stopped the service with 153 runs.
Imrul Kayes and Mohammad Saifuddin’s highest partnership of 7th 127 runs in any innings in the seventh wicket. After batting first against Zimbabwe in 2016 and losing 6 wickets for 139 runs, they formed a pair of Imrul-Saifuddin, Bangladesh finally won by 261 runs with 26 runs.
Mahmudullah had the highest individual innings in Bangladesh before going down to seven or less. He made an unbeaten 65 off 63 balls against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2013. Today Afif surpassed it. Beyond Mahmudullah’s record, Miraj is now in the two, unbeaten 61-run innings.
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