Taijul Islam, the slow left arm orthodox spinner from Bangladesh grabbed a bit of attention when he claimed an 8-wicket haul against touring Zimbabwe in the 2nd innings of the 1st off the three tests series to bundle the oppoistion for 114.
Islam, who is playing in his just the 3rd test match recorded the best ever test figures in an innings for Bangladesh and the 2nd best in a match.
Taijul, 22, also took a 5-wicket haul in his debut innings vs West Indies. With the 8-wicket haul against Zimbabwe, he became the only 7th Bangladeshi player to take more than one 5-wicket hauls in test cricket.
Best figures for Bangaldesh in a Test match innings:
|Taijul Islam||16.5||7||39||8||2.31||Zimbabwe||Dhaka||25 Oct 2014|
|Shakib Al Hasan||25.5||7||36||7||1.39||New Zealand||Chittagong||17 Oct 2008|
|Enamul Haque jnr||35.0||9||95||7||2.71||Zimbabwe||Dhaka||14 Jan 2005|
|Shahadat Hossain||15.3||8||27||6||1.74||South Africa||Dhaka||22 Feb 2008|
|Enamul Haque jnr||22.2||5||45||6||2.01||Zimbabwe||Chittagong||6 Jan 2005|
|Shakib Al Hasan||24.5||5||59||6||2.37||Zimbabwe||Dhaka||25 Oct 2014|
|Robiul Islam||19.0||1||71||6||3.73||Zimbabwe||Harare||17 Apr 2013|
|Sohag Gazi||23.2||2||74||6||3.17||West Indies||Dhaka||13 Nov 2012|
|Mohammad Rafique||37.2||7||77||6||2.06||South Africa||Dhaka||1 May 2003|
|Sohag Gazi||26.0||4||77||6||2.96||New Zealand||Chittagong||9 Oct 2013|
The best ever figures in a Test match by a bangladeshi were by Enamul Haque jnr, who picked up 12 wickets against Zimbabwe at Dhaka in 2005. He is the only Bangladeshi to pick up two 5-fers in both the innings of a Test match.
Best figures for Bangladesh in a Test match:
|Enamul Haque jnr||72.0||17||200||12||2.77||v Zimbabwe||Dhaka||14 Jan 2005|
|Taijul Islam||29.5||10||81||9||2.71||v Zimbabwe||Dhaka||25 Oct 2014|
|Shahadat Hossain||34.3||8||97||9||2.81||v South Africa||Dhaka||22 Feb 2008|
|Shakib Al Hasan||70.4||24||115||9||1.62||v New Zealand||Chittagong||17 Oct 2008|
|Robiul Islam||57.0||12||155||9||2.71||v Zimbabwe||Harare||17 Apr 2013|
|Mohammad Rafique||70.2||15||160||9||2.27||v Australia||Fatullah||9 Apr 2006|
|Sohag Gazi||70.2||9||219||9||3.11||v West Indies||Dhaka||13 Nov 2012|
|Mahmudullah||34.4||6||110||8||3.17||v West Indies||Kingstown||9 Jul 2009|
|Shakib Al Hasan||46.0||10||129||8||2.80||v West Indies||St George’s||17 Jul 2009|
|Sohag Gazi||58.0||10||156||8||2.68||v New Zealand||Chittagong||9 Oct 2013|