In the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2023, Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 89 runs thanks to centuries from Mehidy Hasan Miraz (112*) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (104). Taskin Ahmed took four wickets, and Shoriful Islam took three wickets.
When they won the toss, Bangladesh chose to bat first. Afghanistan got off to a good start when Mujeeb Ur Rahman got rid of Mohammad Naim for 28 runs. Towhid Hridoy was then out without making a single run, but Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehidy Hasan Miraz made a 194-run partnership that saved the game. Shanto got 104 runs before he was out, and Miraz got 112 before he had to leave the game because he was hurt. Bangladesh scored a total of 334/5 in 50 overs, with Mushfiqur Rahim scoring 25 runs off of 15 balls and Shakib Al Hasan not being out at 32.
In reaction to Bangladesh’s score of 334, Afghanistan got off to a bad start and lost Rahmanullah Gurbaz for just one run. On the second wicket, Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah worked together to score 78 runs. However, Taskin Ahmed got rid of Rahmat Shah after he had scored 33 runs. Hashmatullah Shahidi hit 51 runs off of 60 balls, while Zadran kept the score going with 75 runs off of 74 balls. Afghanistan, on the other hand, only scored 245 runs before they were all bowled out. Bangladesh won the game by 89 runs in the end.
The Player of the Match award went to Mehidy Hasan Miraz for his great work with both the bat and the ball. He had the best score of the game with 112 runs, and he also took one wicket for 41 runs. Bangladesh won because of his work in many different areas.
Here are some important stats and numbers from the 4th match of the Asia Cup 2023, which was between Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
194* – Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehidy Hasan had the best partnership for Bangladesh for any wicket in the Asia Cup. They were followed by Imrul Kayes and Junaid Siddique with 160 against Pakistan in 2010 and Imrul Kayes and Anamul Haque with 150 against Pakistan in 2014.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s best ODI score is 112*. Before that, his best score was 100, which he got against India in 2022.
Bangladesh’s top score in the Asia Cup was 334/5 against Pakistan in 2014 at Mirpur. Their next best score was 326/3 against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Lahore in 2008.
1005: Mehidy Hasan Miraz gets his 1000th run in ODIs.
104 is Najmul Hossain Shanto’s second-highest score in an ODI. His best score, against Ireland at Chelmsford in 2023, was 117.
The stand between Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehidy Hasan of 194* is the third-highest for any wicket in ODIs in Lahore. In 1997, Aravinda de Silva and Sanath Jayasuriya beat Pakistan with a score of 213*. Haris Sohail and Shoaib Malik got 201 against Zimbabwe in 2015, which was the second best score.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz (112*) became the third Bangladesh starter in the Asia Cup to score a century. Litton Das and Anamul Haque have also hit hundreds in the Asia Cup, along with Miraz.
1-This is the first time in Asia Cup history that both Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored a hundred.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz got 144 runs in two innings as the first batter. His average was 144.00 and his strike rate was 80.89. He broke one hundred.
579 – The most runs scored by both Bangladesh and Afghanistan in an ODI match was 579, which was scored by both teams.
Taskin Ahmed’s 4/44 is the third-best number of wickets he has taken in ODIs. In 2014, against India at Mirpur, he had the best bowling numbers of 5/28.