Adil Rashid becomes England's third-highest wicket-taker in ODIs: Key Stats
England leg-spinner Adil Rashid was the star of the show as he picked up 4/45 in the second ODI against Bangladesh. He removed Shakib Al Hassan (58) and Mahmudullah(32) to put the breaks on the Bangladeshi innings. He later trumped Afif Hossain(23) and Mehidy Hasan(7), helping England win by 132 runs. By the virtue of his heroics, Rashid became England's third-highest wicket-taker in ODIs.
Why does this story matter?
- Rashid has been a mainstay of England's white-ball teams for some time now.
- His performances have allowed England to win many accolades in recent years.
- The 35-year-old has picked up six wickets in two matches against Bangladesh in the ongoing ODI series.
- He picked 2/47 in the first match followed by the historic 4/45.
- He has accomplished several milestones during the course.
Rashid overtakes Broad as England's third-highest wicket-taker in ODIs
As mentioned, Rashid has now become England's third-highest wicket-taker in ODIs. Rashid, who now owns 181 ODI wickets, displaced Stuart Broad (178) in this regard. At this point, the leg-spinner is only behind James Anderson (269) and Darren Gough(234). Notably, he is England's most successful spinner in ODIs. His four-fer also saw him also surpass Pakistani speedster Umar Gul's (179) tally of ODI wickets.
Rashid's ODI numbers
Having played 124 matches, Rashid has picked up 181 wickets at an average of 32.44. He made his ODI debut against Ireland in 2009 and since then he has gradually become a mainstay in England's white-ball teams. The tally includes a couple of fifers with his best figures reading 5/27. Rashid's economy of 5.65 is another major plus.
How has Rashid fared against Bangladesh?
Rashid has picked up 17 wickets in six ODIs against Bangladesh. He has pocketed six wickets in the ongoing series. The experienced spinner boasts an economy of 5.18 in this regard. He has picked three four-wicket hauls against the Bangla Tigers in the format.
How did the match pan out?
England posted a mammoth 326/7 after losing the toss. Jason Roy (132) was the star performer of the match. Jos Buttler (76) and Moeen Ali (42) also played handy knocks. In reply, Bangladesh were bowled out for 194. Shakib Al Hasan (58), Tamim Iqbal (35), and Mahmuddulah(32) were among the runs. Besides Rashid, Sam Curran claimed 4/29 as England won by 132 runs.