Sikandar Raza has become the first all-rounder to achieve this rare double in ODI cricket

Zimbabwe stand-in captain creates ODI history

Sikandar Raza has become the first all-rounder to score 250-plus runs and take more than 5 wickets in a three-ODI series. 

Outstanding display

The middle-order Zimbabwe batter scored two centuries in the ODI series to guide his side to victory. He scored runs at an average of 252. He got dismissed only once. 

Fastest 150 wickets in One-Day International Match

2 centuries in 2 matches

The right-arm off-spinner is also Zimbabwe's highest wicket-taker in the series with 5 wickets at an average of 29.20.

Handy off-spinner

Raza batted with an impressive strike rate of 106.33. He hit as many as 16 fours and 10 sixes in the series.


In the first ODI, he remained unbeaten for 135 off 109 deliveries to guide Zimbabwe to their first ODI win over Bangladesh in nine years. He helped hosts chase down 304 with 10 balls left in the innings.

Historic win

In the second ODI, Raza and Regis Chakabva rescued Zimbabwe from 49/4 with 201-run partnership in successful run chase. This is Zimbabwe's maiden double century partnership in ODIs for fifth wicket.

Record partnership 

The 36-year-old was born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan. He made his ODI debut in 2013 after his dream to become a pilot was shattered due to problem in his eyesight.

Pakistani origin

While Raza got the wicket of Mehidy Hasan Miraz to create the ODI record, he got out for a golden duck to Ebadot Hossain in the run chase.

Disappointing end to historic series

Zimbabwe suffered a massive batting collapse and were reduced to 31/5 in first powerplay. They ended up losing the match by 105 runs.

Big loss

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