6 Records that Bangladesh players hold in International cricket
Here we look at the six major records that Bangladesh players hold in International cricket.
Updated - Nov 28, 2018 1:04 pm
Bangladesh has made quick progress in the last few years to earn themselves a spot among top cricketing nations. After 14 years in International cricket, they became a Test-playing nation in 2000. Since the turn of the century, Bangladesh has also managed to defeat top teams and bettered their own performance in multi-nation tournaments. They have excelled in the ODI format and have won a good number of games at home in the last couple of years.
Here we look at the six major records that Bangladesh players hold in International cricket:
1. Doubling the double:
Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladesh player to score a double century in Test cricket when he scored exactly 200 in the 2013 Galle Test against Sri Lanka. In 2015, Tamim Iqbal bettered Mushfiqur with 206 in the Khulna Test against Pakistan. Shakib Al Hasan improved on that further in 2017 when he made 217 against New Zealand in the Hamilton Test.
Nearly 22 months after that record for the highest individual Test score for Bangladesh was set, Mushfiqur took back the honour in style. The wicketkeeper-batsman ended unbeaten on 219 in the Dhaka Test match against Zimbabwe. Rahim, thus became the first wicketkeeper in the history of Test cricket to score two double hundreds. As many as seven other players have scored a Test double while playing as a keeper and only Mushfiqur has done it twice.