Bangladesh has now completed 100 Tests. They marked the 100th Test with their 9th Test victory. Here are the 9 Test victories in chronological order:
This can be summarized as:
Won 1-0 at home vs Zimbabwe in 2004-05
Won 2-0 away vs West Indies in 2009
Drew 1-1 away vs Zimbabwe in 2013
Won 3-0 at home vs Zimbabwe in 2014-15
Drew 1-1 at home vs England in 2016-17
Drew 1-1 away vs Sri Lanka in 2016-17
Today’s win was their first Test victory against Sri Lanka (and in Sri Lanka).
At this point we can review the performances of Bangladeshi players in these 9 Test victories.
Runs: 100 and above:
Tamim, Shakib and Mushfiqur played in 8 of the 9 wins. They only missed the one in 2004-05. Tamim scored 4 centuries and 2 fifties in these matches, as you can see in the table below.
Highest innings (90 and above):
Bowling (5 or more wickets):
Shakib far ahead of the others with Taijul as a surprise second, with newcomer Miraz rapidly moving up.
Best innings bowling (5wi and above):
The one-Test heroes Taijul and Enamul head the list. Otherwise there is mainly Shakib, but do not forget Mahmudullah’s fiver on debut as well as the emergence of MH Miraz.
Best match bowling (7 or more wickets):
Headed by Miraj and Shakib. Shakib scored a century in the same match.
Most fielding dismissals (5 and above):
Headed by Mushfiqur who kept in all but the 2005 match. Khaled Mashud was the keeper then. Mahmudullah and Mominul have the most catches as non-keepers.
Innings fielding dismissals (3 or more):
Mainly Mushfiqur, though Soumya Sarkar has the most (4) catches by a non-keeper.
Match fielding dismissals (4 or more):
As above, headed by Mushfiqur for keepers and Soumya for non-keepers.
All-round performance (minimum 250 runs and 5 wickets):
Shakib followed by Mahmudullah (who was dropped for the current match).
All-round performance in match (fifty and five-for):
Includes M. Rafique, the only all-rounder in the early Tests and two efforts by Shakib. This includes the century and ten wickets at Khulna, which puts him on the same level as Botham and Imran.
You can also see this piece written at the time of the victory over England a few months ago: