Bangladesh’s first Test victory against Australia came in their fifth attempt, having lost all four of the previous Tests. Two were in Australia and two were at home.
The main architect of this victory was Shakib Al Hasan with a fine all-round performance, which we will look at in more detail:
While the feat of a century + fiver is well documented, the “converse” of a fifty and ten wickets is not. But it can easily be got from Statsguru.
Fifty and ten wickets in a Test:
Only 28 such instances in all Tests. The only ones who have done this on more than one occasion are Sir Richard Hadlee (3 times) and now Shakib Al Hasan (twice). Kapil and India’s false knight also make appearances (while R. Ashwin does not). Moeen Ali was the last entry before Shakib.
Kapil and Jadeja are the only ones from India.
If you take the still rarer feat of a fifty and two five-fors:
Only 14 instances-including two by Sir Richard and two by Shakib. None from India.
While we are at it, let us take the analogous case of two fifties and one five-for:
Only 14 instances, including four from India. Mankad, Umrigar and Surti could not save their team from defeat, while B. Kumar’s neglected batting helped in a draw.
No one has achieved this more than once.
No one has scored two fifties AND two five-fors in a Test. From the above we see that the nearest approaches were by Davidson in 1960 (44, 80, 5wi and 6wi) and Vettori in 2008 (55*, 76, 5wi and 4wi).
There have, however been four instances of 100 runs and 10 wickets in a match-in which Shakib figures again: