Bangladesh has been one of the most improved teams in the last decade or so. They have been a strong team at home and have also won games overseas. Their record in ODIs is pretty good. They have got a brilliant set of players who can change the dynamics of the game at any time from any position.
Bangladesh is famously known for producing some world-class spinners, but they have also got a good set of batsmen. That’s what will be covered here in this article. Here we will talk about the fastest century made by a Bangladeshi batter in the history of ODI cricket. So let’s take a look.
Fastest Century for Bangladesh in ODI
|Mushfiqur Rahim||60||100* (60)||Ireland||Sylhet||March 20, 2023|
|Shakib Al Hasan||63||104 (64)||Zimbabwe||Bulawayo||August 11, 2009|
|Shakib Al Hasan||68||105* (69)||Zimbabwe||Mirpur||October 29, 2009|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||69||106 (77)||Pakistan||Mirpur||April 17, 2015|
|Soumya Sarkar||81||117 (92)||Zimbabwe||Chattogram||October 26, 2018|
5. Soumya Sarkar (81 balls) vs Zimbabwe in 2018
Veteran Bangladesh star Soumya Sarkar struck the fifth fastest ODI ton for his country. It came on October 26, 2018 in Chattogram against Zimbabwe. Batting first, Zimbabwe scored 286/5 in their first inning. In reply, Bangladesh lost Litton Das on the very first ball. But after that, Sarkar and Imrul Kayes (115 off 112) added 220 runs for the second wicket. Bangladesh made 288/3 in 42.1 and won. Sarkar scored an 81-ball hundred and made 117 off 92, with nine fours and six sixes.
4. Mushfiqur Rahim (69 balls) vs Pakistan in 2015
Veteran wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim scored the fourth-fastest ODI ton for Bangladesh. He made it against Pakistan on April 17, 2015, in Mirpur. It was the first ODI of a three-match series. Bangladesh batted first and posted a big score of 329/6. Tamim Iqbal (132) gave them a good start with a century. In the end, Mushfiqur scored a quick century off 69 balls. He scored 106 off 77, with 13 fours and two sixes. In reply, Pakistan got bowled out for 250 runs and lost by 79 runs.
3. Shakib Al Hasan (68 balls) vs Zimbabwe in 2009
The third fastest ODI hundred for Bangladesh came on October 29, 2009, against Bangladesh in Mirpur. And this came from the bat of Shakib Al Hasan. It was the second ODI of a five-match series. Batting first, Zimbabwe got dismissed for just 219 runs, with Abdur Razzak taking 5/29. In reply, Bangladesh made 221/3 in just 29.3 overs and won by seven wickets. Skipper Shakib made a 68-ball century and remained not out on 105 off 69, with 15 fours and three sixes.
2. Shakib Al Hasan (63 balls) vs Zimbabwe in 2009
Shakib Al Hasan is the biggest name that came from Bangladesh. He holds many records for his country in this game. In fact, he smashed the fastest ODI ton for his country on August 11, 2009, which remained on top for almost 14 years. It came against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Batting first, Bangladesh made 320/8 in 50 overs. Shakib made a 63-ball hundred and made 104 off 64, with nine fours and four sixes. Chasing the target, Zimbabwe got all out for 271 and lost by 49 runs.
1. Mushfiqur Rahim (60 balls) vs Zimbabwe in 2023
After almost 14 years, Mushfiqur Rahim broke Shakib’s 63-ball record. He did it against Ireland in Sylhet on March 20, 2023. It was the second game of the three-match series. Ireland won the toss and decided to bowl first. However, Bangladesh had some good contributions from Litton Das (70) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (73). But the real cameo came from the bat of Mushfiqur, who scored a 60-ball unbeaten century. He made 100 not out of 60, with 14 fours and two sixes. Bangladesh made 349/6. But the rain interrupted the game, and the match was called off without any result.