New Age | Published: 00:00, Nov 16,2018


Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam (2nd-R) celebrates the wicket of Zimbabwe batsman Sikandar Raza on the fifth day of their second Test at Mirpur on Thursday. — New Age photo

Brendan Taylor smashed 110 and unbeaten 106-run respectively in Dhaka Test and became the first Zimbabwe batsman to score hundreds in both the innings of a Test match twice. He previously scored hundreds in both the innings — 171 and 102 not out — against Bangladesh at Harare in 2013. Andy Flower and Grant Flower are the other two Zimbabwe cricketers to score hundreds in both the innings of a Test.

Bangladesh’s 218-run win over Zimbabwe on Thursday was their second biggest Test victory according to run margin. The biggest Test win for Bangladesh by run margin was by 226 runs against Zimbabwe in 2005.

Mehedi Hasan’s 5-38 in the second innings against Zimbabwe on Thursday was his fifth five-wicket haul in Test cricket. Earlier, he claimed five-wicket three times against England and once against West Indies. Overall, his 8-77 in the match was his second best match bowling figure in a Test after his 12-159 against England in 2016.

Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam’s 18 wickets in the two-match Test series against Zimbabwe was the joint second highest wicket haul by a Bangladeshi bowler in a two-match series. Previously, Enamul Haque Jnr had also claimed 18 wickets against Zimbabwe in 2005. Mehedi Hasan holds the record of claiming most number of wickets in a two-match series when he claimed 19 wickets against England in his maiden Test series in 2016.— New Age

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