Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2018: 1st Test, Day 1 – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers that were created during the first day’s play of the Test series.

Mominul Haq century
Mominul Haq celebrates his century. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After finishing the Tri-Nation ODI series as runners-up, Bangladesh tightened their game with a dominant performance on the first day’s play of the 2-match Test series against Sri Lanka. After a great start from the openers, Mominul Haque carried on with attacking display with an unbeaten 175 off 203 balls. He was well supported by Mushfiqur Rahim who worked hard for his 92 before falling in the last hour. The home side ended the day on 374/4 with Mominul and their stand-in captain Mahmudullah at the crease.

All the stats and numbers that were created during the first day’s play of the Test series:

2 – Bangladesh’s innings is the only 2nd for them in Test history where all their top four batsmen scored at least 40 runs. First such occasion was in the first innings of the 2010 Lord’s Test against England.


4 – Number of fifty-plus scores in Test cricket for Mominul Haque at the Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium where he converted all the four into hundreds. No player has more fifty-plus scores at a venue converting all of them into hundreds than Mominul’s four.

Sir Donald Bradman and Geoffrey Boycott have a similar record at the Leeds ground while Vijay Hazare and Younis Khan converted all their four fifty-plus scores into hundreds they scored at the Brabourne and Abu Dhabi respectively.

46 – Tamim Iqbal’s 46-ball fifty is the 2nd fastest fifty by a Bangladesh player in Test cricket against Sri Lanka. Soumya Sarkar scored a 44-ball fifty in the Galle Test against the Lankans last year.

47 – Innings Mominul Haque needed for completing 2000 runs in Test cricket. He became the quickest among six Bangladesh players to reach the milestone.

Mominul Haque hundred
Mominul Haque celebrates his hundred. (Photo Source: Twitter)

96 – Mominul Haque’s 96-ball hundred is the 2nd fastest Test hundred for a Bangladesh player. Tamim Iqbal scored a 94-ball hundred against England at the Lord’s in 2010. Mominul scored a 98-ball hundred against New Zealand in 2013 at the same venue which was previously Bangladesh’s 2nd fastest ton and the fastest Test ton at home.

175* – Mominul Haque’s 175 runs are the most by a Bangladesh player on the first day of a Test match. These are also the 2nd most by a Bangladesh player in a single day’s play after Shakib Al Hasan’s 212 runs in the 2017 Wellington Test.

236 – The 236-run stand between Mominul and Mushfiqur Rahim is the highest 3rd wicket stand for Bangladesh in Test cricket. They surpassed the 157-run stand between Mominul and Tamim against New Zealand in 2013.

360.1 / 4.67 – Sri Lanka conceded at an average of 360.1 runs (4.67 wickets) in the last six occasions where they bowled in a completed first day’s play of a Test. Sri Lanka conceded over 325 in all these six occasions including three times over 370 runs.

374 – Bangladesh’s 374 runs on the first day are the most for them on day one of a Test match. They scored 365 runs on the opening day of the 2012 Khulna Test against Windies. These are also the 2nd most runs Bangladesh made in a single day’s play after the 388 runs against New Zealand in the 2017 Wellington Test.