Before Taijul Islam (above), Shakib Al Hasan held the previous record along with Enamul Haque jnr. with seven wickets each in an innings © AFP
Before Taijul Islam (above), Shakib Al Hasan held the previous record along with Enamul Haque jnr. with seven wickets each in an innings © AFP

Oct 27, 2014

Taijul Islam on Monday scripted a record of most wickets by a Bangladesh bowler in an innings. Taijul rattled the Zimbabweans in the second innings with figures of eight for 39. The previous record was held jointly by Shakib Al Hasan and Enamul Haque jnr who had seven wickets each. Taijul is also joint second in most wickets bagged in a match. He has nine wickets to his name, a record which he shares with five other bowlers. Enamul holds the record with 12 wickets.

This match also goes in to the record books as this is the first instance of two separate Bangladesh spinners bagging six or more wickets in a match. Earlier in the first innings, Shakib picked six for 50 to dismiss Zimbabwe for 240.

No  Bowler W Opposition Year
1 Taijul Islam 8 Zimbabwe 2014
2 Enamul Haq jnr. 7 New Zealand 2008
3 Shakib Al Hasan 6 Zimbabwe 2005
4 Shahadat Hossain 6 South Africa 2008
5 Enamul Haq jnr. 6 Zimbabwe 2005
6 Shakib Al Hasan 6 Zimbabwe 2014
7 Robiul Islam 6 Zimbabwe 2013
8 Sohag Gazi 6 West Indies 2012
9 Mohammad Rafique 6 South Africa 2003
10 Sohag Gazi 6 New Zealand 2013

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