Bangladesh will face Pakistan in their last league game of the World Cup 2019 which has been a great tournament for them in many ways. They will be looking to finish with yet another win as a tribute one-man show from Shakib Al Hasan. Pakistan is still in with a chance of making it to the semi-final ahead of New Zealand which is only a mathematical possibility. The only way they can qualify is by batting first and winning the match by about 310 and more runs.
All the major stats and numbers ahead of the final league game between Pakistan and Bangladesh:
1 – Only once Pakistan and Bangladesh faced off in a World Cup match; in the 1999 edition where Bangladesh overcame the Pakistan team by a 62-run margin.
4 – Bangladesh have won all the four ODIs they played against Pakistan since the start of 2015. Bangladesh won the 3-match home series in 2015 by 3-0 and won the 2018 Asia Cup game by 37 runs. The last ODI win for Pakistan over Bangladesh was in 2014 where Pakistan chased down 327 on the penultimate ball of the game.
8 – Shakib Al Hasan has scored 40+ runs in each of his last eight ODI innings. In those eight ODIs, Shakib scored 592 runs at an average of 98.66 with two hundreds and five fifties.
315 – Runs Mashrafe Mortaza has conceded in this World Cup for his lone wicket of Jonny Bairstow. No other player has conceded more runs in an ODI series/tournament for one wicket. Jacob Oram conceded 309 runs for his one wicket during the 2003 Triangular series in India.
378 – Babar Azam has scored 378 runs in this tournament; the 2nd most by any Pakistan batsman in a single edition of the World Cup. Javed Miandad scored 437 runs across nine innings in Pakistan’s 1992 triumph.
542 – Runs Shakib Al Hasan has scored in this tournament thus far; all while batting at No.3. These are the 2nd most runs by any player in an edition of World Cup while batting at No.3 or lower. Mahela Jayawardene scored 548 runs from 11 innings during the 2007 edition.
676 – Tamim Iqbal has scored 676 runs in ODI cricket against Pakistan; the 2nd most runs by any player in the Bangladesh-Pakistan ODI matches. Mohammad Yousuf leads the list with 893 runs while no other Bangladesh player has gone past 500 runs. Tamim scored those 676 runs across 16 innings with two tons and five half-centuries.