Shakib-Al-Hasan is currently making a comeback in International cricket © Getty Images
Shakib-Al-Hasan is currently making a comeback in International cricket © Getty Images

By Sandipan Banerjee

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who was making a comeback in the longer format of the game in the ongoing three match Test series against Zimbabwe, put his name in an unique list. He became only the third cricketer to score a hundred and take 10 wickets in same Test.

In the second Test in Khulna, Shakib made a crucial 137 and took five for 80 in the first innings. In second innings he failed with bat and made only six runs, but with ball in hand, the left-arm spinner shinned once again. It is because of his five for 44, Bangladesh managed to beat Zimbabwe 162 runs and lead the three match series 2-0. His final match figure was 143 runs and 10 for 124. This was also Shakib’s first 10 wicket haul in Test cricket.

Pakistan legend Imran Khan and England great Ian Botham are the other two cricketers who had achieved this unique record. Interestingly Both Imran and Botham did it against India.

Player Runs Wickets Opponent Venue Match Start Date
Ian Botham 114 13 India Mumbai 15/02/1980
Imran Khan 117 11 India Faisalabad 03/01/1983
Shakib-al Hasan 143 10 Zimbabwe Khulna 03/11/2014

(Sandipan Banerjee is a reporter at CricketCountry. Cricket has been the biggest passion for him since his childhood. So, when it came to choosing his career, he chose to turn his passion into his profession. Apart from cricket he likes mountain trekking, river rafting and photography. His twitter handle is @im_sandipan)