Bangladesh prodigy Mustafizur claims more world records

Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 25 (IANS) Bangladesh’s teenage pace prodigy Mustafizur Rahman has soared higher with another record-breaking performance in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) against India.

Bangladesh lost the match by 77 runs here on Wednesday but took the series 2-1 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, reports bdnews24.com.

After going into the record books taking 11 wickets in his ODI career’s first two matches with two back-to-back five-wicket hauls, he rewrote two world records on Wednesday.

He got Bangladesh’s first breakthrough by dismissing India opener Rohit Sharma and took his tally of wickets to 12 in three matches to break the first record. The previous record was 11 wickets in first three matches, held by four bowlers — Australia’s Ryan Harris, South Africa’s Rusty Theron and Imran Tahir, and Zimbabwe’s Brian Vitori. But Mustafizur did not stop there.

In his last over, he castled Suresh Raina for his second to become the highest wicket-taker in a three-match series with a world-best 13 wickets. The previous record of 12 was held by West Indies paceman Vasbert Drakes, incidentally, against Bangladesh in 2002. Aussie pacer Harris also had 13 wickets in three matches but it was in a five-match series, against Pakistan in 2009.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza previously held the Bangladesh record for highest number of wickets in a three-match series – 12 against Kenya in 2006.

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