Bangladesh Cricket Team Rewrites History with the World’s Biggest Victory of the 21st Century in the 1st Test Match Against Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Cricket Team were dismissed for 115 runs as their last batsman, Zakir Khan, got hurt after being hit by a Taskin bouncer. Before this, the Bangladesh cricket team's biggest win was by 226 runs against Zimbabwe. Now they have earned the biggest test win by runs since Australia's 562-run victory over England in 1934. England holds the all-time record with a 675-run win over the Australian cricket team back in 1928.

Taskin spearheaded the pace attack, which combined to take 14 wickets in the match, with Shoriful Islam taking 3 wickets while giving 28 runs. The Afghanistan cricket team, which resumed at 45-2 on Saturday, stumbled early when Nasir Jamal edged Ebadot Hossain in the third over.

Shoriful had Afsar Zaxai caught at gully and dismissed Bahir Shah before Rahmat Shah, who top-scored with a dogged 73-ball 30, was caught behind the stumps off Taskin.

Karim Janat hit two sixes before Taskin bowled him for 18, while Mehidy Hasan removed Amir Hamza to leave Afghanistan at 106-8.

Taskin had Yamin Ahmadzai caught at mid-off to get his fourth in the next over before Zahir was hit on the elbow while trying to duck a short ball and had to retire hurt.

Bangladesh's cricket team scored 382 runs in the first innings, with Najmul Hossain Shanto scoring 146, and in reply, they bowled out Afghanistan for only 146.

Najmul scored 124 in the second, while Mominul Haque ended a two-year century drought with an unbeaten 121 as Bangladesh declared at 425-4 in the final session on Friday.



Jun 17, 2023 8:49 AM