Soumya Sarkar’s hundred shatters Tendulkar’s long lasting record

Bangladeshi opener Soumya Sarkar played a historic innings against Kiwis in Nelson. The opener delivered a record-breaking performance, but New Zealand emerged victorious in the second ODI.

Despite facing a lean period in ODIs for the past two years and being excluded from Bangladesh’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 squad, the southpaw unleashed a phenomenal knock of 169 runs off 151 balls. His innings featured a breathtaking 22 fours and two sixes.


Sarkar’s extraordinary effort not only stands as the highest score by a Bangladesh men’s player in an ODI away from home but also claims the title of the highest individual score in ODIs by a subcontinent player in New Zealand. Surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s 163* against the Kiwis in Christchurch in 2009, Sarkar’s innings etched a new chapter in subcontinental cricket history on New Zealand soil. The team’s total of 291 also marks Bangladesh’s highest ODI score in New Zealand.