Bangladesh sealed a 546-run win against Afghanistan in the one-off Test match in Dhaka’s Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium last 17 June.
The 546-run victory is Bangladesh’s biggest margin of win in terms of runs and third highest overall in Test history.
The highest victory by runs in Test cricket has been recorded as the 675-run win by England against Australia in Brisbane in 1928.
The second highest is a 562-run win by Australia against England at the Oval in 1934.
This is the highest win by runs in a five-day Test, as the previous two feats were recorded in timeless Tests.
Bangladesh’s previous record win by runs came against Zimbabwe in Chittagong’s MA Aziz stadium back in 2005.
This 546-run victory is more than double Bangladesh’s previous record of 226-run win over Zimbabwe.
Afghanistan resumed day four on 45/2 and added just 70 more runs in their second innings.
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They were bundled out for just 115 as their last batsman retired hurt.
Taskin Ahmed was the best bowler for Bangladesh as he took four wickets, while Shoriful Islam bagged three in the second innings.
Taskin was denied his maiden five-wicket haul when he bowled last man Zahir Khan in the 33rd over of the innings as the umpire signalled a no ball.
In the previous delivery, the umpire gave out after a loud, caught-behind appeal. Taskin celebrated, thinking he notched a fifer, but Afghan batsman Zahir took a review, and the TV replay showed no contact with the bat.
Then in the next ball, the no-ball incident happened when a high full toss clipped the upper portion of the off-stump.
Taskin celebrated again with his teammates, but umpires called it a no-ball after a discussion about height and spoiled the party for the right-arm paceman again.
Two balls later, Zahir tried to duck a short ball on a leg stump and got hit on his elbow.
He looked in pain and later retired hurt as the match officially ended with Bangladesh winning by 546 runs.
Afghanistan’s second innings ended in just 33 overs, six less than their first innings, where they scored only 146.
Nazmul Hossain Shanto was adjudged player of the match for his 146 and 124-run knocks in the first and second innings, respectively. Shanto smashed 38 fours in total in this match, a record for the Tigers as their previous record was held by Tamim Iqbal, who hit 33 boundaries in a 2019 Test against New Zealand in Hamilton. Shanto also broke the record of scoring the highest number of runs in a Test in Mirpur.
The Southpaw totalled 270 runs in two innings. The previous record belonged to Pakistan’s Azhar Ali, who garnered 251 runs in two innings against Bangladesh in 2015. On day three, Shanto became the second Bangladeshi in Test history to blast centuries in both innings after Mominul Haque. Bangladesh will play three Day Internationals against Afghanistan in Chittagong next month and two Twenty20 Internationals in Sylhet.