Shakib becomes highest individual Test scorer for Bangladesh
DHAKA : Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the highest individual scorer for Bangladesh in Test cricket during the second day of the first of a two-match Test series against hosts New Zealand in Wellington on Friday.
He became the third Bangladeshi to achieve the feat after Mushifqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal. He now achieved the record for the highest individual score by a Bangladeshi player in Test cricket surpassing Tamim’s 206.
Shakib was dismissed in the 132nd over by pacer Neil Wagner’s delivery. However, he scored 217 runs off 276 balls and smashing 31 boundaries to help his side to command on the second day.
Highest individual scorers for Bangladesh in Test:
Player Scorer Opposition Year
Shakib Al Hasan 217 New Zealand 2017
Tamim Iqbal 206 Pakistan 2015
Mushfiqur Rahim 200 Sri Lanka 2013
Mohammad Ashraful 190 Sri Lanka 2013
Mominul Haque 181 New Zealand 2013
Mushfiqur Rahim 159 New Zealand 2017