Bangladesh cricket team on Wednesday made history with a 20-run win over Steve Smith’s Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Starting the day at 109 for two – needing 156 more, Australia began well, scoring 61 during the first hour without losing a wicket. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ হোম অব ক্রিকেটের অভিনব রেকর্ড]
David Warner scored his 19th Test hundred, but once he was dismissed, Australia lost their next five within a space of 41 runs. Pat Cummins tried to pull off an unlikely victory with an unbeaten.
With this match, the home of cricket of Bangladesh has witnessed a new world record. 52 Byes were conceded by teams in this Test by both sides combined – most in a Test in Bangladesh.
Apart from this, 5.52% of the total runs scored in this match came in the form of byes which is the most for a Test post-2000.
However, it is the joint third most in a Test in Asia as the cricket world saw more Byes in a Test match in Asia before. Most number of Byes in a Test match in Asia were conceded by India and Pakistan as the sides conceded 69 Byes combined in Bengaluru Test in 2007.
Most Byes in a Test in Asia :
Team 1 Team 2 Byes Total runs Byes per Venue Start Date
Ind Pak 69 1609 4.29 Bengaluru 9-Dec-07
Ind NZ 54 1125 4.81 Kolkata 5-Mar-65
Ind Aus 52 1195 4.35 Bengaluru 9-Oct-08
Ban Aus 52 942 5.52 Mirpur 27-Aug-17
Ind Eng 47 1254 3.75 Mumbai(BS) 11-Nov-61
Pak WI 47 815 5.77 Karachi 20-Nov-86
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com