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Bangladesh vs England, 2nd Test: Stats: Bangladesh creates history

Bangladesh created history by beating England by 108 runs in the second Test

Bangladesh created history by beating England by 108 runs in the second Test
Bangladesh created history by beating England by 108 runs in the second Test 

Bangladesh created history by beating England by 108 runs in the second Test at Mirpur and leveled the two-match Test series 1-1. Mehedi Hasan was the star of the show for Bangladesh as he scalped 12 wickets in the match. 

Tamim Iqbal’s century set-up the match for the hosts on day 1 before a collapse saw them getting dismissed for just 220 with the last 9 wickets falling for 49 runs. Bangladesh bowlers hit back as they had the visitors reeling at 114-6 before the tailenders rescued them and got a 24-run first innings lead over Bangladesh.

In return, Bangladesh were off to a great start as few crucial knocks from Imrul Kayes, Shakib-al-Hasan, Mahmudullah and Tamim Iqbal helped them score 296 and set a target of 273 to win. 

England were cruising to a win as they were 100-0 at tea on day 3 before the Bangladeshi bowlers took over. England lost all their 10 wickets for just 65 runs and handed Bangladesh a big win before the close of play.

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Let us take a look at some of the interesting numbers from the match.

1- This is Bangladesh’s first Test win over England.

38- Bangladesh spinners have taken 38 out of the 40 wickets in this series.

19 years, 5 days- Mehedi Hasan becomes the sixth-youngest (after Enamul Haque, Wasim Akram, S Venkataraghavan, L Sivaramakrishnan, Waqar Younis) to take 10 wickets in a match and second-youngest (after L Sivaramakrishnan) to achieve this against England.

19- Mehedi Hasan took 19 wickets in his first two Tests, the fourth highest by any bowler in Tests.

12-159- Mehedi Hasan’s match figures at Mirpur, the best match figures for any Bangladesh bowler.

2- This is the second time Bangladesh have won a Test in 3 days. The only other such win was vs Zimbabwe at Mirpur in 2014.

8- This is Bangladesh's 8th Test victory. First against a top-8 team (barring the one-off win over a West Indies’ second string team in 2009)

3- Mehedi Hasan is only the third spinner after Clarrie Grimmett and Narendra Hirwani to take 3 five-fors in his first two Tests.

4- The 100+ opening stand between Ben Duckett & Alastair Cook is just the 4th 100+ stand for the opening wicket in the 4th innings of a Test in Asia by any visiting team. This is also the first instance of this since 1999.

57- Jonny Bairstow now has 57 dismissals in 2016 - the most by an England wicket-keeper in a calendar year.

96*- The last wicket partnership between Chris Woakes & Adil Rashid is the highest ever 9th wicket stand against Bangladesh in Tests surpassing the previous best of 93 by Ish Sodhi & BJ Watling at Dhaka in 2013.

1- Alastair Cook becomes the first player to score over 10,000 runs as an opener in Tests.

5-57- Moeen Ali has taken a Test fifer for the first time outside of England. His previous best was 4/69 vs SA in Durban in 2015.

50- Mushfiqur Rahim is playing his 50th Test for Bangladesh, the third Bangladeshi to do so.

Tamim Iqbal has scored a fifty in at least one innings of each of the six Test matches he played against England.

54- Alastair Cook equals Michael Atherton's record of captaining England in most Tests.

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