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