24 June 2008
Second ODI century from Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraful and a classy 83 from Raqibul Hasan helped Bangladesh to post 300 for 8, which is their highest ODI score outside home soil, in the opening match of the Asia Cup 2008 against United Arab Emirates.
Ashraful hammered 8 boundaries in his 126 ball 109 while Raqibul's aggressive 65 ball 83 included 9 boundaries. The pair formed record 3rd wicket 141 run partnership in 20.2 overs.
Bangladesh lost some quick wickets after the departure of Raqibul, but some late hitting from Mushfiqure Rahim and Dolar Mahmud pushed the score to 300.