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Shakib and Mushfiqur have scored 599 runs in the ongoing 2016-17 season AFP

Day Three of the only Test between India and Bangladesh at Hyderabad panned out in the favour of the visiting team s favour. Shakib Al Hasan, Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan all made gritty half-centuries to keep Bangladesh afloat against a dominant India on the third day on Saturday. Mushfiqur (81) put on an unbeaten 87-run stand with teenager Mehedi (51) to deny the hosts a wicket in the final session at Hyderabad s Uppal Stadium. The visitors were 322 for 6 at stumps, needing another 166 runs to avoid the follow-on against the top-ranked Test side. The day ended with some interesting numbers to follow. We present some of the statistical highlights.

Shakib became the first Bangladeshi and 8th cricketer overall to concede 100 runs and score 80 runs against India in the first innings of both sides. The other seven are Ravi Ratnayeke (93 scored, 132 conceded in 1986-87), Imran Khan (135* and 103 in 1986-87), Richard Hadlee (87 and 123 in 1989-90), Carl Hooper (81 and 116 in 1993-94), Grant Flower (106* and 101 in 2000-01), James Anderson (81 and 123 in 2014) and Moeen Ali (146 and 190 in 2016-17). Of the above, Shakib is the only player with no wickets.

This was also the 3rd instance of Shakib achieving this unusual double, the joint 2nd-most by any player after Hadlee (4). Garry Sobers and Daniel Vettori have also achieved this double thrice.

Shakib s 82 is his best against India. His previous best against India was 34. With this fifty, Shakib now has fifties against all teams against he played baring South Africa.

Shakib scored at a strike rate of 79.6, the 4th-best by a Bangladeshi batsman against India with at least 80 runs, after Mushfiqur (101 at 88.6 in 2009-10), Tamim Iqbal (151 at 82.5 in 2009-10) and Mohammad Ashraful (158* at 81.4 in 2004-05).

With a boundary off Ishant Sharma in the final over of the day, Mushfiqur completed 3,000 Test runs. He became the 4th Bangladeshi (and 185th overall) to reach this landmark after Tamim (3,443), Shakib (3,213) and Habibul Bashar (3,026).

Bangladesh have already batted 104 overs without getting all out. This is already their 2nd-longest against India, after 153 overs in 2000-01 in their first ever Test.

Bangladesh s 322 for 6 is now their 3rd-highest total against India after 400 in 2000-01 and 333 in 2004-05. They have still 4 wickets left.

Mushfiqur averages 67 against India, the 3rd-best average by a Bangladeshi against any team with a 200-run cut-off, after Mominul Haque (463 runs against New Zealand at 115.75) and Shakib (412 against Pakistan at 68.67).

Shakib has scored 493 runs in this season, the 4th-most by a Bangladeshi in a season after Bashar (702 in 2003), Tamim (569 in 2009-10) and Mominul (547 in 2013-14).

The 5th-wicket partnership of 107 between Shakib and Mushfiqur is their 2nd-best against India, after 115 runs by Aftab Ahmed and Ashraful in 2004-05.

This was also the 4th century-partnership between Shakib and Mushfiqur, the joint-2nd by any pair from Bangladesh. The other pairs with 4 century partnerships are Imrul Kayes and Tamim, and Mominul and Tamim. The record is of 5 hundred partnerships between Javed Omar and Habibul.

Mehedi scored his maiden fifty at only 19 years 107 days. He became the 2nd-youngest Bangladeshi to score a fifty against India after Nafees Iqbal (54, at 19 years 40 days in 2004-05). He also became the 3rd Bangladeshi to score a fifty against India at No. 8 after Mahmudullah (96* and 69 in 2009-10) and Mashrafe Mortaza (79 and 70 in 2007).

Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled 17 overs and went wicketless. He became the 4th Indian bowler to bowl 15 overs without taking a wicket against Bangladesh, after Javagal Srinath (22-9-47-0 in 2000-01), Murali Kartik (24-9-41-0 in 2000-01) and Ishant (15-2-50-0 in 2009-10). However, Bhuvneshwar will get his chance tomorrow.

Shakib and Mushfiqur have added 599 runs between them in 2016-17. This is the most runs scored by any Bangladeshi pair in a season. The duo went past Kayes and Tamim s tally of 524 runs in 2015.

Shakib and Mushfiqur have added 2,124 between them, the 2nd-most by a Bangladesh pair after Kayes and Tamim (2,275 runs).

Bhuvneshwar, Ishant and Umesh Yadav were the three pacers used by India. The last time India played with three pacers in a Test was back in 2015-16 against South Africa at Bangalore.

Bhuvneshwar (17), Ishant (16) and Umesh (18) all bowled more than 15 overs. This was the 22nd time that three Indian seamers sent down 15 overs in the same innings at home. The previous occasion was back in 2007-08 at Ahmedabad, when the bowlers were S Sreesanth (23), RP Singh (21) and Irfan Pathan (21.2). It must be noted here this happened in each innings in the Mohali Tests of 1997-98 (against Sri Lanka) and 2004-05 (against Australia).