In this selection of images, we delve into the notable records that were established during Pakistan’s triumph over Bangladesh in the 31st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, held at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday. These records range from Shaheen Shah Afridi’s remarkable wickets to Fakhar Zaman’s scintillating fifty.

Pakistan’s fast bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi, achieved the distinction of becoming the quickest pacer to reach 100 ODI wickets, achieving this milestone in his 51st match against Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in Kolkata on Tuesday. Notably, Mitchell Starc of Australia accomplished this feat in his 52nd match.

Pakistan’s opening batsman, Fakhar Zaman, marked his first score of over 50 runs in ODI cricket after an interval of 11 innings. His previous remarkable knock of 180 not out occurred against New Zealand in April earlier this year.

Furthermore, Pakistan’s opener, Abdullah Hafique, has now notched up the joint-second highest number of 50-plus scores (four) for Pakistan in a World Cup edition. This achievement places him alongside the likes of Misbah-ul-Haq and Babar Azam, who achieved the same feat in 2015 and 2019, respectively. Javed Miandad holds the record with five such scores in the 1992 World Cup.

Interestingly, Pakistan’s history at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata is quite impressive, having played seven ODI matches there and emerging victorious in six of them. Their solitary defeat at this venue occurred against Sri Lanka in 1997.

In terms of World Cup records, Shaheen Shah Afridi has now secured the fourth-highest number of wickets (32) for Pakistan. He has surpassed Shahid Afridi’s tally of 30 wickets. The top three positions are held by Wasim Akram (55), Wahab Riaz (35), and Imran Khan (34) in that order.

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