Bangladesh vs Afghanistan LIVE: Taijul Islam beats Shakib Al Hasan as fastest to 100 Test wickets
Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam got his 100th wicket in his 25th Test match. © AFP

Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam has become the fastest Bangladesh bowler to the milestone of 100 Test wickets, getting there in his 25th appearance.

The landmark 100th wicket in Tests came when Taijul bowled Afghanistan opener Ihsanullah Janat for 9 on the opening morning of the first Test at Chattogram.

Thus, Taijul became the quickest Bangladesh bowler to there, beating his skipper Shakib Al Hasan‘s mark of 28 Test matches.


Overall for Bangladesh, Taijul is the third bowler to reach 100 wickets in Tests after Shakib and Mohammad Rafique, both left-arm spinners.

Taijul, 27, made his Test debut in 2014. In third Test, he claimed the best figures in an innings by a Bangladesh bowler when he took 8/39 against Zimbabwe at Mirpur.

Bangladesh and Afghanistan are engaged in a one-off Test match.