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Hussey, Smith set record for seventh wicket

Bridgetown: Following are the statistical highlights of the Twenty20 World Cup Group A match between Australia and Bangladesh.

  • With their 74-run partnership, Michael Hussey and Steven Smith, have set a record for the seventh wicket in ICC World Twenty20.
  • The previous seventh-wicket partnership record was held by Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Matthews -- 68 (unbroken) against Pakistan at Lord`s on June 21, 2009.
  • The aforesaid stand is now the second highest for the seventh wicket in Twenty20 Internationals -- the highest being the 91 between Paul Collingwood and Michael Yardy for England against West Indies at The Oval on June 28, 2007.
  • Steven Smith`s excellent innings of 27 off 18 balls is his highest score in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • Apart from his highest score, Smith (2 for 29) has registered his career-best bowling performance in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • David Hussey`s superb and economical bowling figures of 2 for 8 are his best in ICC World Twenty20.
  • Imrul Kayes and Mohammad Ashraful have registered ducks, providing the fourth occasion when both the opening batsmen have failed to open their accounts in Twenty20
    Internationals.

  • Australia, with their convincing win over Bangladesh, have secured their place in the Super Eights.
  • Dirk Nannes (4/18) has produced his career-best bowling performance in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • Nannes` aforesaid effort is his best for Australia in Twenty20 Internationals. The said effort is the best for Australia in ICC World Twenty20.
  • Nannes` aforesaid performance is the best by any bowler in the present edition of the ICC Wold Twenty20.
  • Australia`s aforesaid win is their fifth in the ICC World Twenty20 while Bangladesh have lost eight out of nine contested in the ICC World Twenty20.
  • Australia (141 for seven) have posted their second lowest total in ICC World Twenty20 -- their lowest ever is 138 for nine against Zimbabwe at Cape Town on September 12, 2007.
  • Michael Hussey`s vital unbeaten 47 off 29 balls against Bangladesh is his second highest in Twenty20 Internationals -- his highest is 53 not out off 33 balls against South Africa at Brisbane on January 13, 2009.
  • Michael Hussey, after Brett Lee, is the second Australian fielder to take three catches in an innings in the ICC World Twenty20.
  • Hussey has received the Man of the Match for the second time in Twenty20 Internationals.

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