Worst collapses, and more wickets than runs conceded

Gill Saab

Yaar Malang
Twenty wickets fell for 163 runs in the match, an average of 8.15 runs per wicket - the seventh-lowest average in any completed ODI. The lowest is 6.63, in a 2003 World Cup game between Sri Lanka and Canada: Canada were bowled out for 36, and Sri Lanka chased it down for the loss of one wicket.

The aggregate of 163 is the lowest, by some distance, in an ODI in which 20 wickets fell; the previous lowest was 203, in a match between Kenya and Zimbabwe in Harare in 2006 - Kenya scored 134 and bowled Zimbabwe out for 69.

Bangladesh's total of 58 equals their lowest ODI score - they had also made 58 in the 2011 World Cup match against West Indies. This was the 14th instance of Bangladesh getting bowled out for less than 100 in an ODI - seven of those have been in home games. It is also the lowest total for any team against India, seven runs fewer than what Zimbabwe had managed in Harare in 2005.

Before this game, the lowest total India had successfully defended was 119, against Sri Lanka in Port of Spain last year, but that was in a 29-overs-per-side game. Against Pakistan in Sharjah in 1985, they defended 125 in a 50-over game. This is also the lowest score successfully defended by any team after being bowled out.

Stuart Binny's 6 for 4 is the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODIs, bettering Anil Kumble's 6 for 12 against West Indies in the final of the Hero Cup in 1993. It is also the least runs conceded by a bowler for a haul of six or more wickets in ODIs. This is only the third instance of a bowler taking more wickets than runs conceded for a haul of four or more wickets: Phil Simmons had taken 4 for 3 against Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup, while Courtney Walsh had a haul of 5 for 1 against Sri Lanka in Sharjah in 1986. (Click here for the list of four or more wickets taken with least runs conceded.)

From 44 for 2, Bangladesh lost eight wickets for 14, which is the third-lowest runs scored for an eight-wicket collapse in ODIs. The two instances of fewer runs being scored were by England in the 1979 World Cup final, when they collapsed from 183 for 2 to 194 all out, and Sri Lanka against West Indies in Sharjah in 1986, when they lost 8 for 10 (45 for 2 to 55 all out).

The abject collapse by Bangladesh completely overshadowed a fine bowling performance by their debutant. Taskin Ahmed's 5 for 28 is the best bowling analysis by a Bangladesh bowler on ODI debut, improving upon Sohag Gazi's 4 for 29 against West Indies in Khulna in 2012. He joins seven others who have started their ODI careers with a haul of five or more wickets, including Fidel Edwards (6 for 22), Allan Donald (5 for 29), Zimbabwe's Brian Vitori and Canada's Austin Codrington. However, at 19 years and 75 days, Taskin is the youngest among the eight to take five on debut; the record was previously held by Sri Lanka's Charitha Buddhika, who was 21 years and 65 days old when he took 5 for 67 against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in 2001.

India's total of 105 is easily their lowest in an ODI against Bangladesh; their previous lowest was 191 in the 2007 World Cup in Port-of-Spain, a match they lost by five wickets. In all ODIs, they've been bowled out for a lower score only ten times, of which four were in the first innings.

The last time a completed Indian innings lasted fewer than 25.3 overs in an ODI was 12 years ago, against West Indies in Port-of-Spain in June 2002, when they were bowled out for 123 in 25, in what was a 25-overs-per-side game. The other instance was against Sri Lanka in Kanpur in 1986, when they were bowled out for 78 in 24.1, chasing 196 in 46