Bangladesh is set to play their 100th Test match. While Bangladesh begin their 100th Test match on 15th March 2017 against Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval, they became the fastest team to play 100th Test match. Since making debut in Test cricket on 20th November 2000, Bangladesh took 16 years and 125 days to play their 100th Test match. The previous record holder was Sri Lanka who had taken 18 years and 118 days to make their 100th Test match appearance.
Currently, in the two-match Test series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on the Sri Lankan soil, Bangladesh is trailing the series by 0-1 as they lost the first Test by 259 runs at Galle. Bangladesh’s 100th Test match is the 2nd and final Test match of the ongoing series. Bangladesh team is desperate to make a comeback in the series and also to make memorable their 100th Test match appearance.
Before the beginning of Bangladesh’s 100th Test match, let’s look at some important stats of other teams’ 100th Test match appearances.
|Team||Start date of 100th Test match||Time between first Test and 100th Test||Opponent team during 100th Test match||100th Test match Venue||100th Test match result (for the team)|
|England||1st July 1909||32 years and 107 days||Australia||Leeds||Lost by 9 wickets|
|Australia||27th May 1912||35 years and 72 days||South Africa||Manchester||Won by an innings and 88 runs|
|South Africa||5th March 1949||59 years and 358 days||England||Port Elizabeth||Lost by 3 wickets|
|West Indies||3rd March 1965||36 years and 253 days||Australia||Kingston||Won by 179 runs|
|India||13th July 1967||35 years and 18 days||England||Birmingham||Lost by 132 runs|
|New Zealand||23rd March 1972||42 years and 73 days||West Indies||Bridgetown||Drawn|
|Pakistan||10th March 1979||26 years and 145 days||Australia||Melbourne||Won by 71 runs|
|Sri Lanka||14th June 2000||18 years and 118 days||Pakistan||Colombo||Lost by 5 wickets|
|Zimbabwe||29th October 2016||24 years and 11 days||Sri Lanka||Harare||Lost by 225 runs|
(Note: Time between first Test and 100th Test – Duration between the starting date of the first Test and starting date of the 100th Test)