It is very hard for any team to come and compete against the former teams in any game. But Bangladesh has improved drastically well in the game of cricket. Making their debut at the last in 1983 in ODI cricket and taking their performance upwards, has been the feature of Bangladesh. Although, they are yet to win any major tournament they face given a tough challenge to any opposition.
In their limited game history, Bangladesh has seen many tough times but there has been some time when they also had glory. And here we will talk about this team and its highest partnerships in the ODIs. Notably, Bangladesh’s highest ODI stand is better than Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, England, and Sri Lanka.
Highest Partnership in ODI by Bangladesh
|Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das||292||1st||Zimbabwe||Sylhet||6 Mar 2020|
|Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah||224||5th||New Zealand||Cardiff||9 Jun 2017|
|Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar||220||2nd||Zimbabwe||Chattogram||26 Oct 2018|
|Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan||207||2nd||West Indies||Providence||22 Jul 2018|
|Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim||202||3rd||Afghanistan||Chattogram||25 Feb 2022|
|Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das||189*||4th||West Indies||Taunton||17 Jun 2019|
|Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim||178||3rd||Pakistan||Mirpur||17 Apr 2015|
|Rajin Saleh, Habibul Bashar||175*||4th||Kenya||Fatullah||25 Mar 2006|
|Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz||174*||7th||Afghanistan||Chattogram||23 Feb 2022|
|Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim||174||3rd||West Indies||Khulna||2 Dec 2012|
3. Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar (220) vs Zimbabwe in 2018
The third biggest partnership for Bangladesh came on October 26, 2018, in the third game of the three-match series against Zimbabwe. It was the game in Chattogram and Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl. Zimbabwe lost their both openers for just 6 runs in 2.4 overs. However, then Sean Williams held the innings and scored an unbeaten 129 runs to help his team post a score of 286/5 in their first inning.
Chasing the target, Bangladesh also lost their opener Litton Das for a golden duck on the first ball of the inning. But after that Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar made sure that Bangladesh would win the game with a 220-run partnership for the second wicket. Kayes scored 115 runs including 10 fours and two sixes. Sarkar scored a 92-ball 117, with nine fours and six maximums. Bangladesh made 288/3 in 42.1 overs and won the game by seven wickets and 47 balls to spare.
2. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah (224) vs New Zealand in 2017
Big partnerships are normal to see but a team adding over 220-plus runs for the fifth wicket is quite rare. And one such rare moment was recorded on June 09, 2017, when Bangladesh locked horns with New Zealand in the 9th game of the 2017 Champions Trophy in Cardiff. New Zealand scored 265/8 in their first inning. However, New Zealand looked in control at the start of the second inning.
Chasing the target, Bangladesh lost their first four wickets for just 33 runs in 11.4 overs and it looked all over for them. But miraculously, Bangladesh had a record partnership for the fifth wicket between two experienced batters. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah added 224 runs for the fifth wicket to guide their team to a historic win over New Zealand. Bangladesh made 268/5 in 47.2 overs and won by five wickets. Mahmudullah made an unbeaten 102 runs, while Shakib got out after a 114-run knock.
1. Tamim Iqbal and Litton Das (292) vs Zimbabwe in 2020
Bangladesh registered its highest ODI partnership on March 06, 2020, when it faced Zimbabwe in Sylhet. After winning the toss, Zimbabwe out Bangladesh to bat first. That decision went in favor of Bangladesh and their both openers added an epic partnership for the first wicket. Tamim Iqbal and Litton Das added 292 runs for the first wicket in 40.5 overs. It was also the third-highest opening stand for any team.
Tamim carried his bat through the inning and remained unbeaten on 128 runs off 109 balls, with seven fours and six maximums. Meanwhile, Das scored his career-best score of 176 runs off 143 balls, with 16 fours and 8 sixes. That partnership helped Bangladesh to score 322/3 in 43 overs (the match got reduced due to rain). In reply, Zimbabwe tried hard but got bowled out for 218 runs in 37.3 overs. Thus, Bangladesh won by 123 runs.