Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan composed yet another record beside his name; a record that can be appellate as a ‘special one to specialize an occasion.’ In the 50th Test match of his career, Shakib bolstered Bangladesh to an elite victory with all-round performance. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ মুরালিধরন, হ্যাডলির সাথে এলিট ক্লাবে সাকিব]
Shakib depicted a match saving 84 run knock in the first innings of Bangladesh when the home team was crippling losing 3 early wickets after winning the toss and batted first.
When Australia came to bat in their first innings, it was Shakib Al Hasan whose spin wizardry put the Aussie batsmen under puzzle, the Tigers managed to restrict Australia in 217 runs in their first innings, claiming a handy 43 run lead.
In the ultimate scenario of the match, Bangladesh, amidst fluctuating fortunes, was able to caught the victory at the end, credit goes once again to Shakib Al Hasan, taking 4 wickets in the fourth day of the Test, the world number one all-rounder guided the team to take the much coveted win at home.
With the 10 wicket haul, Shakib Al Hasan joined in the elite list of cricketers taking 10 wickets in their 50th Test occasion.
Prior to Shakib, four other cricketers achieved the glorifying feat. English bowler Trevor Bailey, New Zealand legendary all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee, Sri Lanka’s living legend Muttiah Muralitharan and India’s Harbhajan Singh claimed 10 wickets in their 50th Test match.
At the end of the match on Wednesday, Shakib Al Hasan’s bowling figure stands at 10 for 153 runs.