Tamim reveals best Test match of career he has ever played
Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal reveals the best Test match in his career he has ever played. Although the match was drawn at last. But he and Imrul Kayes made world record second innings partnership on that match which is still unbroken.
And the match was against Pakistan in 2015 in Khulna, which was the first Test of two-match Test series between Bangladesh and Pakistan.
While in a Facebook live session with South Africa former skipper Faf du Plessis, Tamim asked du Plessis about the Test against Australia in which du Plessis and AB de Villiers managed to secure a draw from losing position. Tamim asked du Plessis he managed to stay on the pitch for a long time. He said that AB and he had to continue because of the vulnerable situation of the team and therefore they stayed a long time in the field although they scored only a few runs playing huge balls.
In the reply, Tamim was saying about the same condition where he had to play a long time to save the match and termed it as his best Test match he ever played.
“You know what, we also have the same situation in Test against Pakistan in Khulna. We were trailing by almost 280 or close to 300 runs and still a one and half days to go. May be you are familiar with Mushfiqur Rahim…. Suddenly Mushfiqur got injured and that’s why Imrul has to keep almost more than 160 overs!
And in 10 minutes he has to come back and to open the innings with me. We had a record partnership in that match which still holds the highest record of partnership for opening pair in second innings now which was 312 runs. Imrul went on scoring 150 and we actually managed to draw the Test match. It was like best Test match I have ever played in,” Tamim said.
Noticeably, Tamim was Man of the Match in that Test as he scored a match saving double century. He also went past Mushfiqur Rahim’s record 200 runs and scored 206 runs in the second innings before he got out in the bowl of Mohammad Hafeez.