Records tumble at Mirpur with Afridi's magical inning
MIRPUR: Numbers of records toppled at Mirpur on Tuesday in Pakistan-Bangladesh match, as Shahid Afridi with his sensational performance bags a victory for his team.
It was the highest successful run chase in ODIs for Pakistan, beating their previous-highest chase of 322 runs against India in Mohali in 2007.
This is the first time Pakistan have successfully chased a target of 300 or more against a team other than India. Pakistan had chased such targets successfully only four times in ODIs before this.
Shahid Afridi scored the second-fastest in ODIs that came off in 18 deliveries. And this is the third time Afridi has scored an ODI fifty in 18 deliveries. The record of fastest fifty is hold by Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuirya – he took 17 deliveries to hit a fifty against Pakistan in 1996.
Furthermore, Afridi was declared the Man of the Match for his performance – his 32nd such award in ODIs. He has equalled Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis at No. 3 in the list of players to have won the most such awards in ODIs.
For Bangladesh, 326 is now their highest total in ODIs beating their previous highest 320, which they scored against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2009.