Published: 00:05, Feb 10,2018


Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam (2nd-L) celebrates one of his two wickets against Sri Lanka with team-mates on the second day of their second Test at Mirpur on Friday.— New Age photo

1 Bangladesh’s 110 runs in the first innings against Sri Lanka is the lowest innings total at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. The previous lowest innings total at the same ground was made by Zimbabwe when they were bowled out for 114 runs in the second innings by Bangladesh in 2014.

4 Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam became the fourth Bangladeshi bowler to get 50 Test wickets on home soil after Mohammad Rafique, Sakib al Hasan and Mashrafee bin Murtaza. Taijul, who finished the second day with 2-72, now has 51 wickets at home while Sakib tops the list with 128 wickets.

5 With his 3-25 in the first innings Sri Lankan pacer Suranga Lakmal has surpassed compatriots Dilhara Fernando and Lasith Malinga to become the fifth highest wicket taker in Tests for his country. Lakmal who is playing in his 44th Test so far has 102 wickets to his name.

38 Mehedi Hasan Miraz’s unbeaten 38 runs in the first innings against Sri Lanka is his highest Test innings at home. Earlier, his highest Test score at home was 26 which he made in the second innings against Australia last year at the same ground.

110 Bangladesh’s 110 runs in the first innings is their lowest innings total against Sri Lanka on home soil. Tigers’ previous lowest innings total against islanders at home was 158 runs that they made in the fourth innings of Chittagong Test in 2009. — New Age 

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