All statistics and figures from Pakistan’s exciting victory in the second test against Bangladesh
300 for 4 Pakistan total in the first innings, the third-lowest total of them, resulting in an innings victory. They defeated Sri Lanka by one innings and 20 runs in 1986 in Kandy despite a first-innings of a total of 230, claiming an innings and a run-win against New Zealand in Karachi in 1955 after posting 289.
3 Teams that have won a test by an innings margin since World War II, despite a total number lower than Pakistan’s 300 for 4, while beating first. The lowest total is 269 all out, by England against New Zealand in 1958 at Lord’s, where the home team won by a margin of one innings and 148 runs.
1291 Balls thrown in the Dhaka test, the second shortest test match in the form of balls in Bangladesh that yielded a result. The shortest test completed was 1287 balls long, between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2018, also in Dhaka.
7 Test victories for Pakistan in 2021, the common-most for those in a calendar year. They also won seven tests each in 1982 and 2002. All seven victories came under Babar Azam, who made his debut as captain this year. Only Steve Waugh (8 wins in 1999) and Ricky Ponting (7 wins in 2004) won as many tests as Babar in their debut year as captain.
8 for 42 Sajid Khan’s bowling figures in the first round, the best for any bowler against Bangladesh in test. Stuart MacGill is the only other bowler with an 8-wicket haul against Bangladesh, with figures of 8 for 108 in Fatullah in 2006. Sajid’s bowling figures are also the second best of a bowler in Bangladesh, after Taijul Islam’s 8 for 39 in Dhaka in 2014 .
12 for 128 Sajid’s match appears in the Dhaka test, the third best for any bowler in a test match in Bangladesh. Nathan Lyons 13 for 154 against the home team in 2017 in Chattogram are the country’s best test matches, while Mehidy Hasan Miraz ’12 for 117 against the West Indies in 2018 is number two.
3 Players with better bowling figures in a test round for Pakistan than Sajids 8 for 42 against Bangladesh. Abdul Qadir and Sarfaraz Nawaz had nine-wicket moves, while Yasir Shah claimed 8 for 41 against New Zealand in 2018. Sajid’s 12-128 streak is also the second-best for Pakistan in the last 20 years.
87 Bangladesh’s first-innings total is the common-lowest in Bangladesh in test cricket. Bangladesh corresponds to their own character, against the Caribbean back in 2002. The 87 all-out is also the common-fourth lowest total for Bangladesh in this format.
6 Players with an all-round double of 4000 plus runs and 200 plus wickets in test cricket, including Shakib Al Hasan. When Shakib achieved the double in 59 Tests, Shakib became the fastest player to get there, overshadowing Sir Ian Botham, who did so in 69 matches.
Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo