Mushfiqur Rahim’s Record-Breaking Century Leads Bangladesh to Highest ODI Total Before Rain Halts Play

Mushfiqur Rahim smashed Bangladesh’s fastest century off just 60 balls as his team broke the record for their highest total in One Day Internationals (ODIs) yet again. Bangladesh reached 349 for 6 in 50 overs against Ireland, beating the previous total of 338 for 8 in the previous game in Sylhet. Rain ruined the rest of the game though, which had to be called off at 8.32pm local time, without a single ball bowled in the chase.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s record-breaking century in an ODI match between Bangladesh and Ireland.Musfiqur Rahim scored 100* off 60 balls, which is the fastest century scored by a Bangladeshi player in ODIs. Bangladesh also set their highest ODI total of 349 for 6 in 50 overs, breaking their previous record of 338 for 8 in the previous game. The match was eventually called off due to rain. The article describes how Rahim mixed his class with innovation and power to achieve his century and how he partnered with Towhid Hridoy to add 128 runs for the fourth wicket.

The article also mentions the other notable contributions made by Bangladesh’s top-order batsmen. The article concludes with a note on Bangladesh’s excellent performance in the last ten overs, where they scored 108 runs.

Bangladesh’s recovery from that early wicket was swift too. Shanto and Litton added 101 runs in just 16 overs, as the pair batted serenely, threading gaps and finding boundaries at ease. Litton however fell to a soft dismissal in the 26th over, dinking a simple catch to midwicket. Shakib fell trying to slog Hume, getting caught at point for 17. An over and two balls later, Hume picked up Shanto caught behind down the leg side.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Hridoy made the best use of Bangladesh’s strong base. The pair played out 16 balls to get themselves in, before launching into the Ireland attack. They struck debutant Mark Humphreys for three fours in a 14-run over. Then Mushfiqur brought out the drive over long-off for six off Curtis Campher, before Hridoy struck Andy McBrine for a fierce six over long-on.

In the next over, the 43rd, Mushfiqur latched into Adair’s pace, pasting him for two fours and a slapped six over point. He then went after Campher, hitting him for three boundaries in an 18-run over. Despite his good bowling, Hume didn’t escape Mushfiqur’s thrashing at this stage, getting hit for two fours in the 45th over.

Adair removed Hridoy in the 47th over, missing out on his second consecutive fifty since debut by just one run. Mushfiqur was on 78 at the time, but he struck a boundary each in the 48th and 49th overs, and took the nine runs he still needed for the century off the last four balls of the innings. It was an excellent effort from the veteran batter who had previously hit a century off 69 balls against Pakistan in 2015.

Bangladesh made 108 runs in the last ten overs, their third-highest tally in this phase of a 50-over innings (minimum 60 balls bowled).

This win came after Bangladesh beat Ireland by six wickets in the first ODI in Sylhet, where they chased down 258 with 46 balls to spare. Bangladesh won that game after Litton and Tamim

In the second one-day international between Bangladesh and Ireland in Sylhet on Monday, the toss was won by Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie, who chose to field first. The third and final ODI of the series will also take place at the same venue on March 23rd.During their visit, Ireland is scheduled to play three Twenty20 internationals and a Test, marking their first bilateral series since their 2008 tour of Bangladesh

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