Miraz misses out on rare feat
Mehidy Hasan Miraz has starred Bangladesh to an easy win of an innings and 184 runs on the third day of the second Test against Windies in Dhaka.
Miraz took a total of 12 wickets for 117 runs in the match, which is the best bowling figures by a Bangladeshi in a Test match. It was his second ten-wicket haul in a match. Shakib Al Hasan was the first Bangladeshi to do it twice.
The off-spinner bagged 7 for 58 in the first innings, the third best bowling in an innings for Bangladesh and 5/59 in the second innings. His 7/58 is the best bowling figures by any on Bangladeshi soil, defeating Nathan Lyon’s 7/94.
Miraz took three wickets on the second day after Bangladesh declared for 508. He dismissed Shimron Hetmyer, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach and Shane Dowrich in the first innings on day three morning.
That was not the end of Miraz’s destruction. He grabbed his seventh five-wicket haul in the second innings to give Bangladesh a big win.
In total, Miraz took nine wickets on day three. He needed one more wicket to become only the third bowler to take ten wickets in a single day’s play.
Recently, Pakistan’s Yasir Shah shattered New Zealand’s batting line-up with 14-wicket haul in Dubai. He took 8/41 in the first innings and two in the second innings on day three in that match, becoming only the second player to pick ten wickets in a day.
Nearly 20 years back, in February 1999, all of Anil Kumble’s historical 10/74 in the second innings against Pakistan came on the fourth day which was the first instance of such record.