Leader Online Desk : Bangladesh created history in Test cricket today by winning the match against Afghanistan by a margin of 546 runs. This is the biggest win of the 21st century by a margin of runs. Bangladesh made many new records in this match. (BAN vs AFG)
BAN vs AFG : Strong batting by Bangladesh
Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi won the toss and decided to bowl first in the Mirpur Test. Najmul Hasan Shantoche (146) and Mahmudul Hasan Joy (76) helped Bangladesh reach 382 in the first innings. In reply, Afghanistan could only score 146 in the first innings, with Afsar Zazai top scoring with 36. Bangladesh pacer Ibadat Hasan made four for 47 while Shoriful Islam took two wickets for 28 runs.
Disappointment from Afghanistan’s batsmen in the second innings as well
Bangladesh had a lead of 236 runs in the first innings. The team decided to bat in the second innings instead of following on. Najmul Hasan Shanto scored 124 runs and Zakir Hasan scored 71 runs for Bangladesh in the second innings as well. Bangladesh scored 425 runs in 80 overs in the second innings on the strength of Mominul Haque’s unbeaten 121 and Liton Das’ unbeaten 66. Afghanistan had a huge target of 662 runs in the fourth innings of the match. Bangladesh batsmen disappointed again in the second innings. The entire team was reduced to just 115 runs. Najmul Hasan Shanto, who scored centuries in both innings for Bangladesh, was honored as the man of the match in this match. This is Bangladesh’s biggest ever win in terms of runs.
Bangladesh broke Australia’s 112-year-old record
England’s biggest win in Test cricket is by a margin of runs. England defeated Australia by 675 runs in 1928. Another big victory is in the name of Australia. In 1934, Australia defeated England by 562 runs. Bangladesh broke Australia’s 112-year-old record today. In 1911, Australia defeated South Africa by 530 runs.
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— ICC (@ICC) June 17, 2023
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