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Taijul Islam becomes fastest to claim 100 Test wickets


Spinner Taijul Islam has become the fastest among Bangladeshi bowlers to grab 100 wickets in Test cricket. In the first day of the one-off Test match against Afghanistan starting from Thursday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, Taijul achieved the milestone when he made the first breakthrough for the team.

Taijul Islam becomes fastest to claim 100 Test wickets
Taijul Islam becomes fastest to claim 100 Test wickets. Photo: Bdcrictime.com

With 99 wickets in bag, Taijul stepped into his 25th Test match in Chittagong today, he uprooted the stumps of Afghan opener Insanullah Janat in the second delivery of the 13th over of the day.

Before that, skipper Shakib Al Hasan hold the record of achieving fastest 100 wickets for Bangladesh. He reached into that milestone playing 28 matches.

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Former spinner Mohammad Rafique was the first Bangladeshi bowler to take hundred wickets in Test cricket which he did playing 33 matches.

Prior to this match, Taijul Islam claimed seven fifers bowling in 43 innings.

Fastest 100 wickets in Test cricket for Bangladesh:

Taijul Islam – 25 match

Shakib Al Hasan – 28 match

Mohammad Rafique – 33 match 

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