The allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has claimed his 200th wicket in Test cricket, becoming the first Bangladesh cricketer to the landmark. In his 54th Test, Shakib had Kieran Powell stumped for the milestone on Saturday during the third day’s play against West Indies in Chittagong.
This made Shakib the fastest allrounder to achieve the double of 3000 runs and 200 wickets in Tests, beating England legend Ian Botham’s record by one match.
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In his comeback match after undergoing surgery, the 31-year-old took three wickets in West Indies’ first innings. On Saturday, after Bangladesh were bowled out for 125 to set the visitors a target of 204, Shakib opened the bowling and struck in his second over when Powell charged out first ball and was stumped for a golden duck.
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Only one other Bangladesh bowler has managed 100 Test wickets – the retired left-arm spinner Mohammad Rafique who took 100 in 33 matches.
Shakib’s 200 wickets have come at an average of 31.48 and strike-rate of 62.8. He is also Bangladesh’s third-highest run-scorer in Tests with 3727 at 39.23.