Bangladesh has just been able to win 12 Test matches out of 111 test matches played so far. Though this stat could have been better. But we will try to get the best out of it. Here’s the list of 5 best Test matches of Bangladesh cricket so far.
#5 Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Multan, 2003
Well, we are not going to start our list with a win or even drawn match. In terms of the result, this was the most pathetic Test match for Bangladesh cricket.
Bangladesh chooses to bat after winning the toss. They have managed to get 281 in their first innings against one of the deadliest pace attacks of that time. Habibul Bashar played a superb knock of 72. In reply, the host Pakistan got bowled out on just 175 runs in their first innings. Mohammed Rafique took 5 for 36 while Bangladesh got a heavy lead of 106 in the first innings.
But Bangladesh failed to maximize the lead and got collapsed on just 154 runs in the second innings. So the target for Pakistan was 261 in the fourth innings. Practically, it was a tough ask for them. However, everything was going right for the visitors, but one man made the difference between this two sides. It was Injamamul Haque who played a heroic knock of 138 not out and took his side to the finishing line with just 1 wicket left in hand.
#4 Bangladesh vs Australia, Fatullah, 2006
Here’s another losing Test match which is worth mentioning no matter what happens in the upcoming days.
In that nostalgic match, Bangladesh went down to bat after winning the toss. Surprisingly, they put a massive total of 427 runs in the first innings against one of the best bowling attacks of Test history. Shahriar Nafees played the best ever knock of 138 runs.
Shockingly, the mighty Aussies got bowled out on 269 in their first innings. Adam Gilchrist’s 144 runs innings saved his side from follow-on.
Bangladesh couldn’t capitalize their first innings lead while got bowled out on just 148. Then the target for the Aussies was 307 runs. Mighty Aussies get away with captain Ricky Ponting’s unbeaten 118 runs innings. Bangladesh bowlers tried with their best, especially Mohammed Rafique took 9 wickets but couldn’t make it through. In the end, Aussies won that match by 3 wickets.
Don’t get frustrated after watching two defeats in this list. We are not done yet. Obviously, you can find some enjoyable memories of Bangladesh cricket in the next part. Hope you guys will appreciate the full list.