Tamim Iqbal (left) and Imrul Kayes registered the highest opening stand in the second innings for a side © AFP
Tamim Iqbal (left) and Imrul Kayes registered the highest opening stand in the second innings for a side © AFP

Bangladesh openers, Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes registered the highest opening stand in the second innings for a side, against against Pakistan on Day 5 of the first Test of the two-match Test series, at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Saturday. They brought up a stand of 312 which is the highest for any side batting in the second innings by openers. Earlier, both these batsmen put up a record stand for any wicket for Bangladesh in Test cricket, as well as other numerous records were broken by these two men. LIVE Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Pakistan 2015, 1st Test at Khulna, Day 5

The table below shows the current highest opening stand for a side in 2nd innings by openers:

Partners W R Out Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
Imrul KayesTamim Iqbal (Ban) 1 312 1/312 3 v Pakistan Khulna 28-Apr-15
MC CowdreyG Pullar (Eng) 1 290 1/290 3 v South Africa The Oval 18-Aug-60
AJ StraussME Trescothick (Eng) 1 273 1/273 3 v South Africa Durban 26-Dec-04
CG GreenidgeDL Haynes (WI) 1 250* 0/250 4 v Australia Georgetown 02-Mar-84
ML HaydenJL Langer (Aus) 1 242 1/242 3 v West Indies St John’s 09-May-03

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