Shakib Al Hasan Achieves Rare Feat During 1st Test vs Windies, Surpasses Legendary England All-Rounder
Shakib Al Hasan dismissed Windies opener Kieran Powell on Day 3 to reach the 200-wicket mark in Test cricket.
Shakib took 5 wickets in the first Test against the Windies
Shakib took 54 Tests to clinch 200 wickets and score 3,000 runs
Bangladesh won the first Test against the Windies by 64 runs
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Saturday became the quickest player in Test cricket history to achieve a dual feat of taking 200 wickets and scoring 3,000 runs. The 31-year-old achieved the landmark on the third day of the first Test against the Windies in Chittagong, when he dismissed opening batsman Kieran Powell for a first ball duck in the Windies 2nd innings. Shakib surpassed England legend Ian Botham to become the fastest man to achieve the milestone. Shakib took 54 Tests to achieve the dual feat, while Botham reached the same figures in 55 matches.
Apart from Botham, other all-rounders featuring in the list are New Zealand's Chris Cairns (58 Tests), Englishman Andrew Flintoff (69 Tests) and Indian legend Kapil Dev (73 matches).
The Bangladesh team also wrapped up the first Test on the third day, defeating the Windies by 64 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match Test series.
Along with Shakib, who finished with figures of 2-30, left-arm spinner Taijul Islam ran through the visitors' batting order in the Windies second innings. Chasing a target of 204, the Caribbean team were bundled out for 139 as Taijul clinched six wickets for 33.
Earlier, Bangladesh resumed Day 3 of the first Test on 55/5 with a lead of 133 in the second innings. Windies bowlers Devendra Bishoo (4-26) and Roston Chase (3-18) bowled superbly to wrap up the Bangladesh innings on 125.
Chasing a tricky target, Windies batsmen succumbed against the Bangladesh bowling attack as spinners tore apart the Windies batting line up. Apart from Sunil Ambris (43), Jomel Warrican (41) and Shimron Hetmyer (27) no other batsmen were able to get into the double digits.
The second match of the Test series will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka from November 30.
(With ANI Inputs)