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Mirage-Shantar century, Tigers' run record

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  • 03 September, 2023 23:33:33

Sports desk:  Mehdi Hasan Miraj and Nazmul Hossain Shantor's pair of centuries made the Bangladesh cricket team a record of 334 runs for 5 wickets in the Asia Cup. This is the team's highest run in the history of Asia Cup. 

Earlier Enamul Haque Vijay's century (100) against Pakistan on 3 March 2014 at Mirpur. Imrul Kayes (59), Muminul Haque (51) and Mushfiqur Rahim (51) fifties and Shakib Al Hasan's stormy innings of 44 off 16 balls made Bangladesh 326 for 3.

Bangladesh has scored 334 runs as the sixth highest team score in the Asia Cup.

Pakistan is the team's highest run scorer in the Asia Cup. They built a mountain of 385 runs for 7 wickets against Bangladesh in Dambulla, Sri Lanka in 2010 with a century (126) by captain Shahid Afridin and fifties by Imran Farhat (66), Shahzaib Hasan (50) and Kamran Akmal (50).

The opener Miraj returned as a retired heart with a hand injury after scoring the team's maximum 112 runs with the help of 7 fours and 3 sixes for the team. Nazmul Hossain Shanto scored 104 runs in 105 balls with the help of 8 fours and 2 sixes.

Bangladesh will face Afghanistan in the fourth match of the 16th Asia Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday.

The Tigers are in danger of being knocked out of the group after losing their first match against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh must win today to survive in the Super Four fight. 

Bangladesh won the toss and started batting in such a difficult match. Mehdi Hasan Miraj made a partnership of 60 runs in 60 balls with opener Mohammad Naeem Sheikh. 

After that, Bangladesh fell into danger after losing 2 wickets with a gap of only 3 runs. Naeem Sheikh and Tawhid Hriday returned with 28 from 32 balls and zero runs from 2 balls. 

Miraj-shant took the lead of the team in the third wicket. In this pair, they made an unbroken pair of 194 runs off 190 balls. 

After the team's 257-run Mirage century, he returned to the dressing room with a hand injury. After scoring a century, the team was run out for 278 runs and Shanto returned. In the end, Bangladesh scored 334 runs in 50 overs thanks to Shakib Al Hasan's stormy innings of 32 runs off 18 balls. 


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