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Who would have predicted that: The day Paul Collingwood recorded England's best ODI bowling figures

England's Paul Collingwood
England's Paul Collingwood

In our feature series - Who would have predicted that? – we are looking back at matches where there were big upsets or extraordinary individual performances that turned matches on their head.

It might be hard to fathom but Paul Collingwood holds the record for England's best bowling figures of 10-1-31-6 in ODIs. Not only that, his 112 off 86 deliveries was the third-fastest ODI century for England then.


Match Summary

England 391/4(50 overs) - Sir Andrew Strauss152 (128), Paul Collingwood*112 (86); Nazmul Hossain3/83(10), Aftab Ahmed1/65(10) 

Bangladesh 223(45.2 overs) - Mohammad Ashraful 94 (52), Javed Omar59 (106); Paul Collingwood6/31(10), Chris Tremlett4/32(8.2)

Result - England won by 168 runs

Bangladesh were part of a tri-series alongside England and Australia in 2005 and had brought the tournament to life with a 5-wicket victory against Australia. Their flight was cut short with a 168-run defeat against England in their next game.

Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Strauss started on an explosive note for England and raced to 141 within 17 overs when Trescothick was finally dismissed.

Paul Collingwood then cashed in on the start and struck 112 off 86 deliveries (after 100 off 77), just missing the record for the fastest hundred for England. It was courtesy of his ton and Andrew Strauss' 152 off 128 deliveries that England posted 391 for 4 on the board - the second-highest ODI total at that time.

Fall of wickets: 1-141 (Marcus Trescothick, 16.3 ov), 2-148 (Michael Vaughan, 18.6 ov), 3-179 (Andrew Flintoff, 24.5 ov), 4-389 (Sir Andrew Strauss, 49.5 ov)


Javed Omar and Mohammad Ashraful threatened to reach close to the England total when Collingwood starred with the ball as well.

Collingwood started off by castling Ashraful with a slower one in his third over and followed up with the wickets of Habibul Bashar and Aftab Ahmed from back-to-back deliveries. Javed Omar was played on after a fighting half-century and Khaled Mashud was caught down the leg-side by wicket-keeper Geraint Jones. 

The all-rounder then bowled Mohammad Rafique on the final ball of his spell to not only register the best figures by an England bowler in one-day history but also the best all-round performance of all-time, then.

Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Shahriar Nafees, 9.2 ov), 2-30 (Tushar Imran, 9.3 ov), 3-155 (Mohammad Ashraful, 25.6 ov), 4-181 (Habibul Bashar, 33.1 ov), 5-181 (Aftab Ahmed, 33.2 ov), 6-196 (Javed Omar, 35.4 ov), 7-201 (Khaled Mashud, 37.4 ov), 8-201 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 39.6 ov), 9-205 (Tapash Baisya, 41.5 ov), 10-223 (Mohammad Rafique, 45.2 ov)


England - Marcus Trescothick,  Andrew Strauss, Michael Vaughan (c), Andrew Flintoff, Paul Collingwood, Geraint Jones (wk), Kevin Pietersen, Ashley Giles, Jon Lewis, Chris Tremlett, Steve Harmison Bench

Bangladesh - Javed Omar, Shahriar Nafees, Tushar Imran, Mohammad Ashraful, Habibul Bashar (c), Aftab Ahmed, Khaled Mashud (wk), Mohammad Rafique, Mashrafe Mortaza, Tapash Baisya, Nazmul Hossain

Match Details

Match: ENG v BAN, 4th Match, Australia, Bangladesh, England in England, 2005 

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 

Toss: England won the toss and decided to bat 

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham 

Umpires: Billy Bowden, David Shepherd 

Third Umpire: Mark Benson 

Match Referee: Jeff Crowe 


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