Batting first, Bangladesh initially struggled against the Lankan bowling attack with Dushmantha Chameera and Lakshan Sandakan bowling terrific spells. However, Mushfiqur Rahim continued from where he left in the previous ODI and posted a magnificent century, which propelled Bangladesh to a competitive total of 246 runs. Sri Lanka showed no intent to chase down the target and their uninspiring performance has cost them another series defeat.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers from that game:
1 – For the 1st time, Bangladesh has won a bilateral ODI series against Sri Lanka. Before this series Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have played 8 bilateral series against each other, of which 6 of them were won by Sri Lanka and remaining 2 ODI series ended level.
1 – Shakib Al Hasan has become joint leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs.
Most wickets for Bangladesh in ODIs:
Shakib Al Hasan – 269*
Mashrafe Mortaza – 269
Abdur Razzak – 207
Rubel Hossain – 129
Mustafizur Rahman – 124
Mohammad Rafique – 119
4 – Mushfiqur Rahim became only the 4th player to smash 6000 runs in ODIs as wicket-keeper.
Wicket-keepers who smashed more than 6000 runs as wicket-keepers in ODIs:
Kumar Sangakkara – 13341
MS Dhoni – 10773
Adam Gilchrist – 9410
Mushfiqur Rahim – 6012*
5 – Bangladesh have won their last 5 ODI series that they have played on their home soil.
Last five bilateral ODI series of Bangladesh (at home):
2-0 vs SL, 2021 (1 more game to go)*
3-0 vs WI, 2021
3-0 vs Zim, 2020
2-1 vs WI, 2018
3-0 vs Zim, 2018
7 – With Sri Lanka losing this ODI series, it meant that the last time Sri Lanka won a bilateral ODI series (Comprising of atleast 3 ODI games) in away (or) neutral condition was 7 years ago on May, 2014 against England.
9 – Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka for the 9th time in ODIs overall.
Most wins for Bangladesh in ODIs against
Zimbabwe – 47
West Indies – 18
New Zealand – 10
Sri Lanka – 9*
15 – Mushfiqur Rahim smashed his 15th international century for Bangladesh.
Most centuries for Bangladesh in international cricket :
Tamim Iqbal – 23
Mushfiqur Rahim – 15*
Shakib Al Hasan – 14
Mominul Haque – 11
Mohammad Ashraful – 9