Which Is The Biggest Win In The Cricket History Of Bangladesh?

Which is the biggest win in the cricket history of Bangladesh? 5 Best Matches You Need to Know

Over the past couple of years, the Bangladesh cricket team has made huge progress with their exceptional performance against the toughest teams. Earlier, the 546-run victory against Afghanistan in 2023 was the biggest win in the cricket history of Bangladesh. Indeed, it was the third biggest victory in the history of test cricket in terms of runs, with England and Australia leading in the first two positions.

Finally, the Bangladesh cricketers are striving to shed the “minnows” tag on them after facing many humiliating losses frequently.

Here are the most famous wins of the Bangladesh National Cricket team against the toughest opponents:

  1. 1999 World Cup against Pakistan: Won by 62 runs
  2. Natwest Series 2005 against Australia: Won by 5 wickets
  3. 2007 World Cup against India: Won by 5 wickets
  4. 2015 World Cup against England: Won by 15 runs
  5. 2nd Test Match against England in 2016: Won by 108 runs
  6. 1st Test match against New Zealand in 2023: Won by 150 runs 

Especially, the victories in ODIs and test cricket prove how dangerous are Bangladesh teams on home soil and overseas.

Recently, the test match and T20I series between Bangladesh and New Zealand leveled with 1-1. It shows the caliber of Bangladeshi cricketers to provide stiff competition to any opponent in the shorter and longer formats of the game.

It would be intriguing to explore the biggest win in the cricket history of Bangladesh in terms of runs.

Top 5 Biggest win in the cricket history of Bangladesh

Here is the list of the biggest win in the cricket history of Bangladesh starting from the one-off test series against Afghanistan to the white-ball cricket series against Ireland:

1. Bangladesh vs Afghanistan one-off Test series (2023): Won by 546 runs 

Afghanistan couldn’t chase a mammoth target of 662 runs at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. Additionally, Afghanistan started losing wickets in regular intervals of time and the Bangladesh bowlers bundled the match by restricting their opponents to a total of 115-10 in 33 overs. Also, the Bangladesh bowling attack wrapped up Afghanistan’s 1st innings to a total of 146 runs.

Najmul Hossain Shanto struck back-to-back centuries with these massive scores in both innings that boosted Bangladesh’s total to 382 and 425

  • 146 runs from 175 balls- including 23 fours and 2 sixes
  • 124 runs from 151 balls- including 15 fours.

Indeed, it was the biggest win in the cricket history of Bangladesh in tests by riding on the twin centuries of Najmul and ultimately surpassed their previous record against Zimbabwe in 2005.

2. Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st test match (2005): Won by 546 runs 

Batting first against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh posted a total of 488-10  in 149.3 overs and 204-9 in 51.1 overs of both innings. The valiant knocks of these batsmen set a huge target of 385 against Zimbabwe:

  • Habibul Bashar: 94 runs from 128 balls (including 14 fours)
  • Rajin Saleh: 89 runs from 182 balls ( including 10 fours and 1 six)
  • Mohammad Rafique: 69 runs from 98 balls (including 6 fours and 4 sixes)
  • Khaled Mashud: 49 runs from 120 balls ( including 6 fours)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza: 48 runs from 44 balls ( including 8 fours and 1 six)

Additionally, Habibul Bashar’s 55 runs from 80 balls (including 6 fours) and Enamul Haque Jnr’s 6-wicket haul restricted Zimbabwe to a total of 154-10 in 64.2 overs.

It is the 2nd biggest in the cricket history of Bangladesh as well as on their home ground.

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3. Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe one-off Test series (2021): Won by 220 runs

Bangladesh once again accumulated a huge total of 468-10 in 126 overs against Zimbabwe, batting in the 1st innings. These top 4 batsmen propelled Bangladesh from a collapsing start:

  • Mahmudullah: 150 runs from 278 balls ( including 17 fours and 1 six)
  • Liton Das: 95 runs from 147 balls (including 13 fours)
  • Taskin Ahmed: 75 runs from 134 balls ( including 11 fours)
  • Mominul Haque: 70 runs from 92 balls (including 13 fours)

Zimbabwe felt it impossible to chase the target of 476 runs to win the match when Shadman Islam and Saif Hassan’s centuries bolstered Bangladesh’s total of 284-1 in 67.4 overs of their 2nd innings:

  • Shadman Islam: 115 runs from 196 balls( including 9 fours)
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto: 117 runs from 118 balls ( including 5 fours and 6 sixes)

Furthermore, the joint combination of Mehidy Hasan and Taskin Ahmed each taking 4 wickets restricted Zimbabwe to 256-10 in 94.4 overs, thereby securing the 3rd biggest win in the cricket history of Bangladesh.

4. Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd Test (2018): Won by 218 runs

Mushfiqur Rahim’s double century and Mominul Haque’s century boosted Bangladesh’s 1st innings total to 522-7 in 160 overs:

  • Mushfiqur Rahim: 219 runs from 421 balls ( including 18 fours and 1 six)
  • Mominul Haque: 161 runs from 247 balls ( including 19 fours)

Zimbabwe once again was under pressure to chase a gigantic target of 442 runs to win the match. However, another century from Mahmudullah and a half-century from Mohammad Mithun in their 2nd innings made things complicated for Zimbabwe:

  • Mahmudullah: 101 runs from 122 balls( including 4 fours and 2 sixes)
  • Mohammad Mithun: 67 runs from 110 balls ( including 4 fours and 1 six)

The 5-wicket haul from Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan in the 1st and 2nd innings grabbed the 4th biggest win in the cricket history of Bangladesh.

5. Bangladesh vs Ireland 1st ODI (2023): Won by 183 runs 

The brilliant contribution from Shakib, Najmul, and Mushfiqur steered Bangladesh to a total of 338-8 in 50 overs:

  • Shakib Al Hasan: 93 runs from 89 balls ( including 9 fours)
  • Towhid Hridoy: 92 runs from 85 balls ( including 8 fours and 2 sixes)
  • Mushfiqur Rahim: 44 runs from 26 balls ( including 3 fours and 3 sixes)

Similarly, the best bowling figures of Ebadot Hossain ( 42-4 in 6.5 overs) and Nasum Ahmed ( 43-3 in 8 overs), steered their team to the biggest win in the cricket history of Bangladesh in ODIs, by closing Ireland’s innings to a total of 155-10 in 30.5 overs.

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