Bangladesh vs Windies, 2018: 1st Test – Statistical Highlights

Bangladesh vs Windies, 2018: 1st Test – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during the first Test match in Chittagong.

Bangladesh vs Windies
Bangladesh vs Windies. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After levelling the series against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh began the two-match Test series against Windies on a solid tone with a 64-run win. Mominul Haque’s century helped Bangladesh post 324 in the first innings after winning the toss. The hosts earned a 78-run first innings lead after bowling out Windies to 246 with the debutant Nayeem Hasan taking 5/61.

Bangladesh crumbled in the second essay as they were bowled out for just 125 and set a target of 204 in front of Windies. Prior to lunch on the 3rd day, the Caribbean side was four down for just 11 runs. They were further reduced to 75/8 before a handy partnership between Sunil Ambris (43) and Jomel Warrican (41) structured a revival. The duo added 64 runs for the 9th wicket but got out in space of four deliveries just when Bangladesh had started to panic.

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during the first Test match in Chittagong:

1 – For the first time, Bangladesh won a Test match against Windies at home. They played six Tests in Bangladesh out of which they lost five and drew one. Overall, this is their 3rd Test win against Windies and the first since 2009.

1 – Kieran Powell became the first opener to be stumped on the first ball he faced. Overall, he is the first opener in 100 years of Test cricket to be stumped on a duck and 3rd opener with this rare dismissal in Test cricket after Monkey Hornby and Louis Tancred (twice).

8 – Mominul Haque now has eight centuries in Test cricket which is the joint-most for a Bangladesh player alongside Tamim Iqbal. Mominul’s 120 in the first innings was his 3rd consecutive Test ton in Chittagong. Overall, it is his 6th Test ton in eight Tests at this venue. Mominul (1001) also completed 1000 Test runs at this venue in only 15 innings.

17y 356d – At the age of 17 years and 356 days, Nayeem Hasan became the youngest Test debutant to claim a five-wicket haul. Pat Cummins was 18 years and 196 days when he bagged a six-fer on Test debut in 2011 Johannesburg Test against South Africa.

40 – Taijul Islam’s 40 wickets in only six Test matches in 2018 are the most for a Bangladesh player in a calendar year. He went past Mohammad Rafique’s tally of 33 Test wickets in 2003. Taijul has four five-fers in 2018 including two six-wicket hauls.

54 – Shakib Al Hasan became the 14th player with 3000 runs and 200 wickets in Test cricket. He is the quickest among them taking 54 matches for the double and broke the record of Ian Botham who achieved this in his 55th Test. He also became the first Bangladesh player to claim 200 wickets in Test cricket in this process.

125 – Bangladesh’s total of 125 in the second innings is the 3rd lowest second innings total for any team to win a Test match in Asia. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in the last year’s Dubai Test after getting bowled out for 96 while Pakistan won the 2016 Dubai Test against Windies despite getting bowled for only 123.

264 – The second-innings aggregate of 264 runs in this Test is the 3rd lowest in a Test match in Asia. The 2017 Abu Dhabi Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka aggregated 252 runs in the second innings while 263 runs were scored during this year’s Galle Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa.

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