Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Day 4 highlights

Updated: 11 March 2013 19:55 IST

Mushfiqur Rahim (200) has become the first Bangladeshi player to register a double hundred in Tests.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Day 4 highlights

Bangladesh (638) have recorded their first total of 600 or more in Tests, surpassing the 556 against the West Indies at Mirpur, Dhaka in November 2012. (Bangladesh had lost the Mirpur Test by 77 runs).

Bangladesh batted for 196 overs - the most by them in a Test innings, surpassing the 153.3 against India at Dhaka in 2000-01.

Bangladesh's 638 is the seventh highest by any team against Sri Lanka in Tests.  Pakistan had registered 765 for six wickets declared at Karachi in February 2009 - the highest by any team against Sri Lanka.

Mohammad Ashraful had an average of 22.60 before the Galle Test.  With his career-best 190, he is now averaging 24.15 - his runs' tally being 2609 in 8 Tests, including six hundreds and eight fifties.

Mushfiqur Rahim (200) has become the first Bangladeshi player to register a double hundred in Tests.

Rahim and Ashraful's knocks are the two highest individual innings for Bangladesh in Tests.

Rahim's brilliant knock is the ninth highest by a number six batsman in Tests.  The record is held by Doug Walters (Australia) - 250 against New Zealand at Christchurch in February 1977.

Rahim is the first wicketkeeper to post a double hundred against Sri Lanka in Tests - the previous best being 158 not out by Kamran Akmal for Pakistan at Karachi in February 2009.

Rahim is the eighth wicketkeeper to register a double century in Tests. Andy Flower's unbeaten 232 is the highest score by a wicketkeeper in Tests.  He had accomplished the feat against India at Nagpur in November 2000.

Rahim is the sixth captain to register a double hundred against Sri Lanka in Tests - the highest being 313 by Pakistan's Younis Khan at Karachi in February 2009.

Amongst the double centurions' captains against Sri Lanka, Rahim's strike rate of 62.30 is the highest.

Rahim's double hundred is the 322nd innings of 200 or more in Test Cricket.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rahim are the only two captains/wicketkeepers to have recorded double hundreds in Tests.

Ashraful and Rahim had added 267 for the fifth wicket - the second highest partnership by a visiting pair in Bangladesh in Tests - the highest is 287 for the second wicket between Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez for Pakistan against Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC last year.  

The 267-run stand is the highest for Bangladesh for any wicket in Tests, eclipsing the 200 between Junaid Siddique and Tamim Iqbal against India at Dhaka in 2010.

The aforesaid partnership is the highest by any pair for any wicket at Galle in Tests.

Nasir Hossain (100) has recorded his first hundred in Tests, surpassing the 96 against the West Indies at Dhaka in November 2012.

Hossain is the second number seven batsman for Bangladesh to post a hundred - the first being Mushfiqur Rahim (101 against India at Chittagong in January).

Rahim and Nasir Hossain have shared a stand of 106 - Bangladesh's third century stand for the sixth wicket against Sri Lanka. Of the six stands of 100 or more, Rahim figures in four.

The aforesaid partnership is the joint highest for the sixth wicket against Sri Lanka at Galle.  Abdul Razzaq and Younis Khan were involved in 106-run stand for the sixth wicket for Pakistan at this venue.
Rahim and Ashraful were associated in a stand of 191 against Sri Lanka at Colombo, PSS in July 2007 - the highest for Bangladesh for the sixth wicket in Tests.   

Rangana Herath has bowled 62 overs - the most by him in a Test innings, surpassing the 61.4 against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi in October 2011.  For the fifth time, he has conceded 150 runs or more in a Test innings.

For the first time, three batsmen have recorded hundreds in the same  Test innings for Bangladesh.

For the second time, six centuries have been recorded in the first two innings of a Test match in Sri Lanka - the first instance being SL vs India Test played at Colombo, RPS in 1997.

Six centuries in a Test match have been recorded three times in Sri Lanka in Tests.

Only once, more than six hundreds have been recorded in the first two innings of a Test match.  West Indies (four) vs south Africa (four) game at St.John's in 2005 had produced eight hundreds in the first two innings of a Test match.

For the seventh time, two Sri Lankan bowlers have conceded 150 overs or more in a Test innings (Herath and Mendis).

For the first time, two bowlers have conceded 150 overs or more in a Test innings against Bangladesh.

Rajesh Kumar

Topics : Cricket Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh
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