Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 2021, Only Test Stats Review: Mehidy Hasan’s record, Mahmudullah’s milestone and more stats
Mahmudullah became the first player from Bangladesh to hit a century in the final Test.
Updated - Jul 11, 2021 6:56 pm
Bangladesh registered a resounding victory over Zimbabwe in the only Test played in Harare. The home side were chasing 477 runs in the fourth innings but were dismissed for 256 runs losing the match by 220 runs. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed and Mahmudullah played a key role in their team’s victory in this match. For Zimbabwe, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Brendan Taylor and Blessing Muzarabani impressed with their performance.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the only Test between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh:
3 – This was the third consecutive win for Bangladesh over Zimbabwe in Test cricket. The last loss came in 2018.
1 – This was the first win for Bangladesh in Tests this year. They lost 3 matches and played one draw before in 2021.
4 – This was the fourth consecutive loss for Zimbabwe in the five-day format. They lost 2 Tests to Pakistan and one to Afghanistan before this game.
9 – Mehidy Hasan Miraz picked up 9 wickets for 148 runs in this Test. He registered the best bowling figures for Bangladesh in away Tests.
1 – Takudzwanashe Kaitano scored 87 runs in the first innings of this Test. He registered the highest Test score on debut for Zimbabwe while opening the innings.
1 – Mahmudullah announced his retirement from Test cricket during this match. He smashed 150 runs in the first innings to help the team put a big score. He became the first player from Bangladesh to hit a century in the final Test.
300 – Takudzwanashe Kaitano batted for 311 balls in the first innings. He became the first Zimbabwe opener to face 300 balls in an innings in the debut Test. Overall, he faced 413 balls combined in the two innings which is the highest for a Zimbabwe player on debut.
3 – Kaitano scored only 7 runs off 102 balls in the second innings. His strike rate of 6.86 is the third-lowest for any Test player who faced 100 balls in an innings.
1 – Mahmudullah’s score of 150 in the first innings was the highest for a Bangladesh batsman while batting at number 8 in Tests. The earlier record was also on his name for a 115-run knock against New Zealand in 2010.
2 – Najmul Hossain Shanto smashed 117 runs off 118 balls for the visitors in the second innings. His strike rate of 99.15 was the second-highest in a century innings for Bangladesh in the longest format.
2 – Shanto hit 6 sixes in his knock which is again the joint second-most for a Bangladesh batsman in a Test inning.
33 – Brendan Taylor smashed a fifty in only 33 balls in the second innings of the Test. This was the joint-fastest half-century for Zimbabwe in Tests. Andy Blignaut also smashed a fifty in 33 balls against Pakistan in 2002.
311 – Kaitano faced 311 balls in the first innings which was the most for a debutant without scoring a century.
75 – Taskin Ahmed’s score of 75 in the first innings was second-highest by a Bangladesh batsman while batting at number 10 in the longest format.