Shakib Al Hasan is now also the third all rounder to take 10 wickets and make 100 runs in the same Test © AFP
Shakib Al Hasan is now also the third all rounder to take 10 wickets and make 100 runs in the same Test © AFP

By Sandipan Banerjee

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, is now the second Bangladesh bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test match. Shakib, who was making a comeback in the longer format of the game in the ongoing three match Test series against Zimbabwe, bowled Bangladesh to a series win. He also 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.

Enamul Haque Junior is the other bowler from Bangladesh, who took 10 wickets in a Test match. His 12 for 200 against Zimbabwe is still the best ever bowling figure for them. In the top five list of best bowling figures for Bangladesh, Shakib’s name featured two times. His previous best was against New Zealand, where he took nine wickets in the match.

Player Match figure Opponent Venue Match start date
Enamul Haque Jr 12 for 200 Zimbabwe Dhaka 14-01-2005
Shakib Al Hasan 10 for 124 Zimbabwe Khulna 03-11-2014
Taijul Islam 9 for 81 Zimbabwe Dhaka 25-10-2014
Shahadat Hossain 9 for 97 South Africa Dhaka 22-02-2008
Shakib Al Hasan 9 for 115 New Zealand Chittagong 17-10-2008

(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)