1 — Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan on Monday became the country’s first batsman to complete 1,000 runs in World Cup and also the first cricketer in the tournament’s history to complete the double of scoring 1,000 runs and claiming 30 wickets. Sakib, who was 35 runs short of the milestone, scored 51 off 69 balls against Afghanistan at Southampton and became only the 19th cricketer to achieve the landmark. Sakib has scored 1,016 runs in 27 matches at an average of 44.17. With the ball Sakib dismissed Afghan skipper Gulbadin Naib in his fifth over as his second scalp of the match and took his tally of wickets in World Cup to 30.
4 — Afghanistan leg-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s 3-39 against Bangladesh on Monday was the fourth best bowling figure for his country in World Cup. Mohammad Nabi’s 4-30 against Sri Lanka at Cardiff in the on-going World Cup remains the best bowling figure.
5 — Bangladesh put up 262-7 against Afghanistan on Monday and this was for the fifth time that the Tigers have scored 250-plus runs in a single edition of World Cup. In 2015 World Cup Bangladesh scored 250-plus runs on four occasions which was the previous highest record for them.
50 — Bangladesh cricketer Soumya Sarkar on Monday played his 50th one-day international and became country’s 28th cricketer to represent the Tigers in 50 or more than 50 matches in this format.
83 — Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim on Monday scored 83 off 87 balls against Afghanistan and it was the highest individual score by a Bangladeshi batsman against Afghanistan in World Cup. Mushfiq’s 71 off 56 balls at Canberra in the 2015 World Cup was the previous highest individual score by a Bangladeshi against Afghanistan in World Cup. — New Age
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