Asia Cup 2018: Match 1, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and facts from the first match of Asia Cup 2018 between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Dubai.

Mushfiqur Rahim scored 144 runs against Sri Lanka in the opening game of Asia Cup 2018 (photo - the National)

Bangladesh crushed Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the opening game of Asia Cup 2018 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. After winning the toss Bangladesh opted to bat first but they had a poor start and lost two wickets in the first over and Tamim Iqbal got injured and retired hurt in the fourth over and Bangladesh were 3 down for just 3 runs.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun's 131 runs partnership brought Bangladesh back in the game but Lasith Malinga removed Mithun and Hossain in his second spell and Bangladesh lost 6 wickets for 69 runs.

Mushfiqur Rahim was rock solid at the other end and his brilliant knock of 144 runs helped his team to post a good total of 261 runs. In reply, Sri Lanka also lost their openers inside the first five overs and kept on losing wickets and eventually were bowled out for just 124 runs and suffered a massive loss of 137 runs. 

All the major stats and facts from the first match of Asia Cup 2018 between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Dubai :

1 - This was Bangladesh's first ever win over Sri Lanka in ODIs at neutral venues and 7th overall from 45 ODI matches. And it was also Bangladesh's first ODI win in UAE. 

124 - The total of 124 runs is Sri Lanka's lowest ever total against Bangladesh in ODIs. The previous lowest was 147 runs at Mirpur back in 2009. 

137 - Bangladesh's 137 runs win over Sri Lanka is their second largest against Sri Lanka and sixth largest ODI win overall in terms of runs.

Biggest wins for Bangladesh in ODIs (By runs) -

163 vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka, 2018

160 vs West Indies at Khulna, 2012

146 vs Scotland at Dhaka, 2006

145 vs Zimbabwe at Dhaka, 2015

141 vs Afghanistan at Dhaka, 2016

137 vs Sri Lanka at Dubai, 2018

144 - Mushfiqur Rahim's 144 is the second highest individual score for Bangladesh in ODI cricket and joint second highest in Asia Cup history.

Highest individual scores for Bangladesh in ODI cricket -

154 - Tamim Iqbal vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo, 2009

144 - Mushfiqur Rahim vs Sri Lanka at Dubai, 2018

134* - Shakib Al Hasan vs Canada at St John's, 2007

132 - Tamim Iqbal vs Pakistan at Dhaka, 2015

130* - Tamim Iqbal vs West Indies at Providence, 2018

Highest individual scores in Asia Cup -

183 - Virat Kohli vs Pakistan at Dhaka, 2012

144 - Mushfiqur Rahim vs Sri Lanka at Dubai, 2018

144 - Younis Khan vs Hong Kong at Colombo, 2004

143 - Shoaib Malik vs India at Colombo, 2004

136 - Virat Kohli vs Bangladesh at Fatullah, 2014

144 - Mushfiqur Rahim's 144 is also the fourth highest individual ODI score in UAE. 

Highest individual scores in ODIs in UAE -

189 - Sanath Jayasuriya vs India at Sharjah, 2000

169 - Brian Lara vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah, 1995

153 - Brian Lara vs Pakistan at Sharjah, 1993

144 - Mushfiqur Rahim vs Sri Lanka at Dubai, 2018


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 16 Sep, 2018

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