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Mustafizur seizes the moment

Update : 24 Jun 2015, 07:36 PM

Wonder boy Mustafizur Rahman continued to break shackles in the three-match one-day international series as the rookie paceman bagged two more world records in the third match against India yesterday. The 19-year old left-arm seamer, playing his third ODI for Bangladesh, added two more wickets to his existing 11 scalps to top the wicket-takers tally in the series while he also became the only bowler to take 13 wickets in first three career matches. 

Hailing from Satkhira, Mustafizur couldn’t have announced himself to the world any better. His five-for on debut stunned world No 2 India in the first match of the series before he claimed six more in the penultimate match to shatter the fame of the men in blue and become the only bowler to take more than 10 wickets in his first two matches.

Only four bowlers till date had taken 11 wickets in their respective first three ODIs and Mustafizur had no trouble to surpassed the record holders. Mustafizur baffled both Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina, for the third consecutive time in the series, to solidify the record.

In a three-match series, former West Indies pacer Vasbert Drakes led the tally with 12 wickets which the Caribbean took against Bangladesh in 2002 while Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza was in second spot with his 12 wickets against Kenya in 2006. 

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