Smallest Defeat for Bangladesh in Overseas ODIs

Smallest defeat for Bangladesh in Overseas ODIs

Bangladesh tour of West Indies 2018, Second ODI match, West Indies vs Bangladesh – West Indies won by 3 runs

Jason Holder and West Indies pulled off a tremendous come-from-behind win in the second ODI of the ongoing three match series against Bangladesh at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Bangladesh were right in the game till the final delivery of the match. However, West Indies captain Jason Holder held his nerve to defend just 8 runs off the final over to level the series 1 – 1.

In case you missed it, Bangladesh won the first ODI by 48 runs. Here are the statistical highlights from the second ODI between West Indies and Bangladesh.

125 – Shimron Hetmyer’s score in the second ODI in Guyana, his second century in this format. This is his third fifty plus scored in ODIs and he converted two of them into big centuries. This was a good effort from the Young West Indian. His other two fifty plus scores in ODIs – 127 against UAE in a World Cup Qualifier match in Match 2018 and 52 against Bangladesh in the first ODI of the ongoing three match series against Bangladesh.

3/61 – Rubel Hossain in the second ODI registered his best bowling figures against West Indies in ODIs. His previous best against Windies in this format was 3 for 65 in Dhaka in the year 2011. In the 8 One Day International games Rubel played against West Indies thus far, he picked up 8 wickets.

5 – Number of times in the last seven years Bangladesh wicket keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim got out in the final over of the chase. Coincidentally, Bangladesh lost all these five games from a comfortable winning position. Here are the five instances – In 2011 & 2013, both vs Zimbabwe in Harare. In 2016 against India in World T20. Against Afghanistan in a T20I last month. Against West Indies in the second ODI. Rahim got out to a full toss from Jason Holder in the final over of the second ODI against West Indies in Guyana.

24.23 – Jason Holder’s bowling average in ODIs played in 2018, picked up 17 wickets in his 9 ODIs this year. This is the best bowling average he achieved in a calendar year. Holder picked up the wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim and defended just 8 runs off the final over in a tense chase against Bangladesh in the second ODI.

3 – The margin (in terms of runs) by which Bangladesh lost the second ODI. This is narrowest margin of loss in ODIs played in Overseas conditions. Their previous lowest margin in an overseas ODI defeat was – defeat by 5 runs against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2011.

** Image credits to ESPN Cricinfo

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