Bangladesh vs Windies, 2018: 2nd Test – Statistical Highlights

Here are all the major stats and numbers recorded during Bangladesh's innings win.

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

Bangladesh clinched the two-match Test series against the Windies 2-0 after a record innings win over the Caribbean team in the second Test in Dhaka. Mahmudullah’s second Test ton in three Tests helped Bangladesh post 508 in their first innings. Debutant Shadman Islam (76), skipper Shakib Al Hasan (80) and the comeback man Liton Das (54) scored fifties.

In response, Windies were half down by 29 in their first innings and eventually bowled out for 111. In the following-on innings, Shimron Hetmyer scored a 92-ball 93 with nine sixes but his team was bundled out for only 213 to lose the game by an innings and 184 runs. Mehidy Hasan Miraz finished with 12 wickets in the game including seven in the first essay.

Many firsts for Bangladesh:

1 – This match was the first time where Bangladesh enforced a follow-on in Test cricket. In fact, only twice they were in a position of making the opponent bat again; 218-run lead against Zimbabwe in Dhaka during previous Test series and the 397-run lead against the Windies in this Test. This resulted in their first-ever Test win by an innings margin.

11 – All the 11 Bangladesh batsmen got to double digits in their first innings. This is the first time all 11 Bangladesh players scored ten and more in a Test inning. Overall, this is the 14th such instance in Test cricket and first since South Africa’s 1st innings against England in the 2016 Johannesburg Test.

The first instance in more than 100 years:

5 – Each of Windies’ top five were dismissed via bowled in their first innings. This is only the 3rd such instance in Test cricket and the first in 128 years. England’s first innings against Australia in the 1879 Melbourne Test and Australia’s 2nd innings against England in 1890 The Oval Test were the other two such instances.

A first in history:

40 – All the 40 Windies wickets fell in this Test series are taken by the Bangladesh spinners. This is the first time a team’s spinners claimed all 40 wickets in a two-match Test series.

Hitting’em out of the park!

9 – Shimron Hetmyer’s nine sixes in the second innings are the most by a Windies player in a Test inning. Chris Gayle also hit nine sixes during his 333 against Sri Lanka in the 2010 Galle Test. Overall, Hetmyer is the 11th player to hit nine and more sixes in a Test inning.

10 – Hetmyer hit as many as ten sixes in this Test including one in the first innings. Thus, he became the first player from Windies to hit ten sixes in a Test match. Overall, Hetmyer is only the 8th player to hit ten sixes in a Test match.

Spinning the web:

7/58 – Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s bowling figures of 7/58 are the third best innings figures for a Bangladesh player in Test cricket. Only Taijul Islam with 8/39 against Zimbabwe in the 2014 Dhaka Test and Shakib Al Hasan with 7/36 against New Zealand in the 2008 Chittagong Test have better figures.

10 – All the ten wickets fell in the Windies’ first innings were shared by Bangladesh’s spinners with the new ball – 7 by Mehidy Hasan and 3 by Shakib. This is only the second time in Test history all the ten wickets in an innings were taken by spinners while opening the bowling. The other instances were also recorded by Bangladesh in the 4th innings of the 2016 Dhaka Test against England.

12/117 – Mehidy’s match figures of 12/117 are the best by a Bangladesh player in Test cricket surpassing his own record of 12/159 against England in the 2016 Dhaka Test.

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