England lost the second Test against Bangladesh by 108 runs    Getty Images
England lost the second Test against Bangladesh by 108 runs Getty Images

The second Test between England and Bangladesh at Mirpur ended in a dramatic way. Batting first, Bangladesh made 220 after with opener Tamim Iqbal scoring a century. It was England‘s Moeen Ali who ensured Bangladesh’s batting collapse in the first innings with his five-wicket haul. In reply, England struggled but still took the crucial lead of 24 runs by posting 244 runs on the board with the help of Joe Root’s fifty, Chris Woakes 46 and Adil Rashid’s unbeaten 44. From Bangladesh bowling department, newcomer Mehedi Hasan once again impressed with his bowling by scalping six wickets in the firs half of the match.

After England took lead, Bangladesh responded strongly by giving them a stiff target of 273 runs. Bangladesh made 296 and thanks to Imrul Kayes’ 78-run knock for that. Adil Rashid was the pick of the bowler in this innings by taking four wickets. Coming to chase, England began confidently by adding a 100-run stand for opening partnership but soon they collapsed and were bowled out for 164 and once again, thanks to Hasan’s magical spell. Beside Hasan, it was Shakib Al Hasan‘s one over which turned the entire game in favour of Bangladesh as he picked three wickets in that over. With this historic win and record-breaking match, we present some interesting numbers from the game.

First Test wins against England for Bangladesh. So far, Bangladesh has played 10 Tests, nine of them they lost and this was their victory. In addition, England is the third Test team to have been beaten by Bangladesh in a Test after Zimbabwe and West Indies.

Alastair Cook becomes the first player to score 10,000 runs as an opener. Apart from Cook, closest to this landmark was Sunil Gavaskar with 9,607 runs as an opener in Tests.

57 dismissals for Jonny Bairstow in 2016 most dismissals by any English wicketkeeper in a calendar year. Bairstow breaks the record of Matt Prior’s 56 dismissals as an English wicketkeeper in a calendar year. Overall, Bairstow is at the joint sixth position in this criterion after Ian Healy 67 dismissals in 1993 & 59 dismissals in 1997, Mark Boucher 67 dismissals in 1998 & 58 dismissals in 2008, Adam Gilchrist 66 dismissals in 2004 & 57 dismissals in 2001 and Ridley Jacobs 57 dismissals in 2000.

At the age of 19 years three days, Hasan becomes second youngest bowler to take a ten-wicket haul in a Test against England after Laxman Sivaramakrishan, who took 12 wickets in 1984. Overall, Hasan is at sixth position in this criterion with Enamul Haque Jnr being the youngest one to do so at the age of 18 years 40 days against Zimbabwe in 2005, followed by Wasim Akram 10 wickets against New Zealand in 1985 at the age of 18 years 251 days, Laxman Sivaramakrishan 12 wickets against England in 1984 at the age of 18 years 333 days, Waqar Younis 10 wickets against New Zealand in 1990 at the age of 18 years 336 days and 12 wickets against New Zealand in 1990 at the age of 18 years 344 days.

12 for 159 by Mehedi Hasan best bowling figures for a Bangladeshi bowler in Tests. Enamul Haque Jnr scalped the same number of wickets against Zimbabwe in 2005 but he conceded 200 runs. Also, Hasan s 12 wickets is the third joint-most number of wickets taken by any bowler against England in a Test after Muttiah Muralitharan 16 wickets in 1998, Abdul Qadir 13 wickets in 1987, Fazal Mahmood 12 wickets in 1954, Vinoo Mankad 12 wickets in 1952, Rangana Herath 12 wickets in 2012 and Laxman Sivaramakrishan 12 wickets in 1984.

19 wickets for Mehedi Hasan most by any Bangladeshi bowler in a Test series. The previous record was of 18 wickets by Enamul Haque Jnr against Zimbabwe in 2005.

54 Tests for Alastair Cook as captain of England joint most Tests as England captain along with Mike Atherton, who represented a similar number of Tests for England. Overall, Cook is at joint ninth position in terms of playing most Tests as captain after Graeme Smith 109 Tests, Allan Border 93 Tests, Stephen Fleming 80 Tests, Ricky Ponting 77 Tests, Clive Lloyd 74 Tests, MS Dhoni 60 Tests, Steve Waugh 57 Tests and Arjuna Ranatunga 56 Tests.

18th defeat for England under Cook’s leadership joint second most defeats as England captain along with David Gower, who also faced the same number of loses as captain for England. The record for most defeats as England captain is held by Mike Atherton with 21 loses. Overall, Cook is at joint eighth position in terms of most defeats as captain after Graeme Smith 29 loses, Stephen Fleming 27 loses, Brian Lara 26 loses, Allan Border 22 loses, Mike Atherton 21 loses, MAK Pataudi 19 loses, Arjuna Ranatunga 19 loses, MS Dhoni 18 loses, David Gower 18 loses and John Reid 18 loses.

8 fifty plus score for Tamim Iqbal in Tests against England most by any Bangladeshi batsman against a single Test side. Tamim breaks Habibul Bashar’s tally of seven fifty-plus scores against Pakistan in this criterion.

Bangladesh lost their last seven wickets for 30 runs in the first innings their second lowest in an innings of a Test. Their lowest in this criterion is of 22 runs, which came against Zimbabwe in 2013.

174 runs scored by Tamim Iqbal second most by a Bangladeshi batsman in Test on a winning cause after Mominul Haque’s 179 against Zimbabwe in 2014.

Mehedi Hasan became the ninth player to have won Man of the series awards in debut Test series after Rohit Sharma, James Pattinson, Vernon Philander, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajantha Mendis, Stuart Clark, Jacques Rudolph and Sourav Ganguly.

All 20 wickets were taken by Bangladeshi spinners in this match. Only third such instance in the history of cricket has happened against England. India and Pakistan are the only two team to have taken all 20 wickets by spinners against England in a Test. India did that in 1973, while Pakistan did in 1987.

38 wickets taken by Bangladeshi spinners in this series their second best in any Test series. The best in this criterion is of 49 wickets against Zimbabwe in 2014.

Third hundred run opening stand for England in the fourth innings of a Test while playing Asia. Their previous such century opening stands in Asia came in 1978 against Pakistan and in 1964 against India.

England lost their last nine wickets for 64 runs in the fourth innings their second lowest in an innings of a Test. Their lowest in this criterion is of 51 runs, which came against Pakistan in 2012. Overall, this is joint third.

(Abhishek Kumar is a cricket devotee currently staffing with CricLife and CricketCountry.com. He can be followed at @abhik2593)