On Sunday, Abdur Razzaq equalled the fastest ODI half-century by a Bangladesh batsman, reaching his 50 off 21 balls. He ended up unbeaten on 53 off 22 balls. However, the blistering knock wasn’t enough to stop Zimbabwe from rollickinghome to a six-wicket win.
Bangladesh recorded their maiden win over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka on Thursday night in what was a rain-affected final ODI at Pallekele. Set to chase a big target of 303, Bangladesh got off to a superb start between Mohammad Ashraful and Anamul Haque who put on 77 in 12.5 overs.
Bangladesh went 2-0 up in their 5-match ODI Series over West Indies after thrashing the visitors by a record margin of 160 runs. This is the biggest ever victory for the Bangladeshis in terms of runs. Today’s performance was more authentic than their previous best biggest win of 146 runs which came against minnows Scotland.
Hosts Bangladesh eased to a 7-wicket victory in the opening ODI at Khulna against West Indies. This was after the hosts went with a team packed with as many as four debutants and their biggest player Shakib Al Hasan missing out with an injury.
Abdul Razzaq, who will be the only Pakistan player to participate in this year's Champions League Twenty20 in India, has said he hopes cricketing relations between India and Pakistan improve, with matches between the two countries resuming and Pakistan players being included in the IPL. Razzaq will play for Leicestershire in the Champions League, and will be only the second Pakistan player to play in the tournament - Yasir Araft played for Sussex in the first tournament in 2009.