As per the current performance, Bangladesh has shown that they are one of the improving nations in the modern era. This team keeps on improving with every match and every series. Now they have become a team that can beat any strong side on their given day. Bangladesh has always performed well with the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, and a few other players.
They are a good side in white-ball cricket and keep improving. Speaking of their individual performances, there are some big hundreds scored by Bangladeshi players in the history of ODI cricket. And in this article, we will cover the highest individual score by Bangladesh in one day internationals.
3. Tamim Iqbal (154 runs) against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo
Tamim Iqbal (14) has scored the most ODI centuries for Bangladesh and has also scored some big ones as well. The third highest score came in the fourth match of the five-match ODI against Zimbabwe. This game saw two big centuries. After winning the toss, Zimbabwe batted first and scored a big score of 312/8 in their 50 overs. Charles Coventry scored the second highest ODI score of that time. He made an unbeaten 194* off 156 runs with 16 fours and 7 sixes.
It was a big target to chase. But Bangladesh and opener Tamim Iqbal had some different plans. He came out with a positive approach and kept taking on the bowlers. With some useful partnerships in the middle, Bangladesh chased down the target and made 313/6 in 47.5 overs. Tamim scored 154 runs off 138 balls with 7 fours and 6 maximums to overpower Coventry’s 194*.
2. Tamim Iqbal (158 runs) against Zimbabwe at Sylhet
Tamim Iqbal is the only Bangladeshi player with two 150+ scores. His highest and second highest for his country came against Zimbabwe at Sylhet. It was the second game of the three-match series. Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first. They lost two wickets early, but Tamim kept scoring from the other end. He got some help from Mushfiqur Rahim (55), and Mahmudullah (41) to take Bangladesh to a total of 322/8 in their 50 overs.
But Tamim scored almost half of the runs for his team. He made 158 runs off 136 balls with 20 fours and three maximums. With a big total to chase, Zimbabwe also went with a positive approach. They had a few good partnerships but lost the momentum in the end. As a result, they fell short by just 4 runs and made 318/8.
1. Liton Das (176 runs) against Zimbabwe (Highest for Bangladesh in ODI)
It is Liton Das that holds the highest individual score in ODI for Bangladesh. It was the third game of the three-match series against Zimbabwe at Sylhet. Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bowl first, but it didn’t turn out to be a wise decision. Both Bangladeshi openers batted really well to reach their respective centuries. Due to rain, it was reduced to a 43-over game. Both added 292 runs (the highest for Bangladesh) for the first wicket to help their team reach 322/3 in 43 overs.
Tamim scored an unbeaten century of 128* off 109 balls with seven fours and six maximums. But on the other hand, Liton scored the highest for his country. He made 176 runs off 143 balls with 16 fours and 8 sixes. In reply to the big target, Zimbabwe only scored 218 and got all out. Hence, Bangladesh won the match by 123 runs.
List of Highest Individual ODI Score for Bangladesh
|Liton Das||176||146||16||8||Zimbabwe||Sylhet||6 Mar 2020|
|Tamim Iqbal||158||136||20||8||Zimbabwe||Sylhet||3 Mar 2020|
|Tamim Iqbal||154||138||7||6||Zimbabwe||Bulawayo||16 Aug 2009|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||144||150||11||4||Sri Lanka||Dubai (DSC)||15 Sep 2018|
|Imrul Kayes||144||140||13||6||Zimbabwe||Mirpur||21 Oct 2018|
|Liton Das||136||126||16||2||Afghanistan||Chattogram||25 Feb 2022|
|Shakib Al Hasan||134*||152||14||0||Canada||St John’s||28 Feb 2007|
|Tamim Iqbal||132||135||15||3||Pakistan||Mirpur||17 Apr 2015|
|Tamim Iqbal||130*||160||10||3||West Indies||Providence||22 Jul 2018|
|Tamim Iqbal||129||136||15||1||Ireland||Mirpur||22 Mar 2008|