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Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman register record 2nd-wicket partnership for Bangladesh

Imrul Kayes (left) and Shamsur Rahman had shared an unbeaten 201-run stand at lunch on Day Three of the second Test © AFP
Imrul Kayes (left) and Shamsur Rahman had shared an unbeaten 201-run stand at lunch on Day Three of the second Test © AFP

Feb 6, 2014

Bangladesh batsmen Shamsur Rahman and opener Imrul Kayes broke the record of the highest second wicket partnership for Bangladesh during their innings against Sri Lanka on Day Three of the second Test at Chittagong on Thursday. The pair could still eclipse the highest partnership for Bangladesh as they are unbeaten at Lunch on Day

Rahman and Kayes eclipsed the previous second-wicket partnership of 200 runs between Junaid Siddique and Tamim Iqbal set in January 2010 against India at Dhaka. Their partnership is also the second highest ever partnership for Bangladesh  behind the 267-run stand between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Ashraful for the fifth wicket against Sri Lanka at Galle in March 2013.

Below is a list of highest partnerships for Bangladesh in Tests

Players Wicket Runs Oppositon Year
Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim 5 267 Sri Lanka 20013
*Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes 2 232 Sri Lanka 2014
Junaid Siddique, Tamim Iqbal, 2 200 India 2010
Mohammad Ahsraful, Mushfiqur Rahim 6 191 Sri Lanka 2007
Habibul Bashar, Shahriar Nafees 2 187 Australia 2006

*Updated at Tea on Day Three of the second Test.

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