Mehdi Hasan Miraj and Afif create multiple record in same match!
CRICDOT DESK : Mehdi Hasan Miraj and Afif Hossain gave Bangladesh an unforgettable victory against Afghanistan on Wednesday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.
In reply to the 217 runs given by the Afghans, the duo put together a pair of 164 runs for the seventh wicket. After losing 6 wickets for only 45 runs, they gave victory to Bangladesh which was in danger of losing.
Afif played 115 balls and scored 93 runs. On the other hand, Mehdi played 120 balls and scored 61 runs.
They have set a number of records by winning the match by averaging 164 runs.
The duo averaged 164 runs at an average of the second highest run-scoring record for the seventh wicket in ODI history. In 2015, England’s Adil Rashid and Jos Butler combined to score 18 runs against New Zealand. Which is the highest run record.
Mehdi-Afif also broke the record of highest run of Bangladesh in the seventh wicket partnership. Earlier, Imrul Kayes and Mohammad Saifuddin scored the highest 127 runs for the seventh wicket for Bangladesh.
Mehdi-Afif broke a 1975 World Cup record by scoring 164 runs. The record is set in the history of ODIs after losing 6 wickets for 45 or less runs, averaging the highest run-scoring partnership for the seventh wicket.
Australia lost six wickets before scoring 45 against England in the 1975 World Cup semi-final. But then Gary Gilmore and Doug Walters led the team to victory with 55 runs for the seventh wicket.
Afif and Mehdi set another record on Wednesday. And that is to give victory to the team even after losing 6 wickets in such a low run.
Earlier in 2008, Bangladesh lost 6 wickets for 112 runs after chasing 164 runs against Kenya. Later, Mashrafe Bin Mortuza and Abdur Razzak won the toss and elected to bat.
Mehdi and Afif both set another new record for Bangladesh today. And that is to score 70 or more runs in the seventh place or below.
No one in Bangladesh has ever scored 70 runs in ODIs before or after. Earlier, the record for highest runs was held by Mahmudullah Riyadh. He played 63 balls in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 2013 and scored 75 runs.