Bangladesh joined the game of cricket as an associate team in 1977. Then, in 2000, the ICC granted them “test status.” Since then, they have become a regular feature in the longest format of the game. It took them a long time to challenge other former teams because they were the newest team. Bangladesh, on the other hand, is expanding with each passing year.
So far, this team has become a tough opponent in its own conditions and has had some wins overseas as well. Bangladesh’s team is a mix of some quality spinners and a number of good batters. That’s what we will talk here. Below you will see the list of highest partnerships for Bangladesh in test cricket.
Highest Partnership in Test by Bangladesh
|Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim||359||5th||New Zealand||Wellington||12 Jan 2017|
|Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes||312||1st||Pakistan||Khulna||28 Apr 2015|
|Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das||272||6th||Sri Lanka||Mirpur||23 May 2022|
|Mohammad Ashraful and Mushfiqur Rahim||267||5th||Sri Lanka||Galle||8 Mar 2013|
|Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim||266||4th||Zimbabwe||Mirpur||11 Nov 2018|
|Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mominul Haque||242||3rd||Sri Lanka||Pallekele||21 Apr 2021|
|Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim||236||3rd||Sri Lanka||Chattogram||31 Jan 2018|
|Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah||235||5th||New Zealand||Hamilton||28 Feb 2019|
|Shamsur Rahman and Imrul Kayes||232||2nd||Sri Lanka||Chattogram||4 Feb 2014|
|Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes||224||1st||Zimbabwe||Chattogram||12 Nov 2014|
3. Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das (272 runs) vs Sri Lanka in 2022
The most recent big partnership for Bangladesh, which is their third-highest, came in May 2022 against Sri Lanka in Mirpur. It was the second game of the two-match series. Batting first, Bangladesh was struggling at 24/5, but then Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das added a big partnership of 272 runs for the 6th wicket to take their team out of misery. Rahim remained not out on 175 runs, while Das made 141 runs in his inning.
Bangladesh got all out for 365 runs in their first inning. Sri Lanka responded well and made 506 runs as Angelo Mathews (145*) and Dinesh Chandimal (124) scored centuries. Sri Lanka took a first-inning lead of 141 runs. Trailing by 141 runs, Bangladesh had a poor batting performance and got dismissed for 169 runs in their second inning. Sri Lanka got an easy target of 29 runs, and they made it in the third over and won the game by 10 wickets.
2. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes (312 runs) vs Pakistan in 2015
The second highest partnership in test format for Bangladesh came for the opening wicket. They made it against Pakistan in April 2015 in Khulna. Bangladesh made 332 runs in their first inning in 120 overs. Pakistan responded with a massive first-inning score of 628 runs in 168.4 overs. Mohammad Hafeez scored 224 runs and helped them take a 296-run lead in the first inning. In the second inning, Bangladesh batted even better.
They got a dream start from both of their openers, who scored 312 runs for the first wicket. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes provided them with a brilliant start and scored a big century each. Kayes made 150 runs with 16 fours and three sixes. Tamim registered his career-best score of 206 with 17 fours and seven sixes. Bangladesh batted for 136 overs, and the game ended in a draw.
1. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim (359 runs) vs New Zealand in 2017
Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim have been the two pillars for Bangladesh cricket since the decare or two. They are at the top of the list as well, with the biggest partnership in test for their country. They made it against New Zealand in January 2017 in Wellington. Bangladesh registered their highest partnership in the first inning, when Shakib and Mushfiqur added 359 runs for the fifth wicket. Mushfiqur made 159 runs.
Shakib made his career-best score in the test and scored 217 runs. Their partnership helped Bangladesh reach 595/8 in 152 overs, and they declared their innings. In reply, New Zealand also posted a score of 539 runs in their inning. Bangladesh got a small lead of 56 runs, but they couldn’t utilise it properly. Bangladesh got bowled out for just 160 runs and set a target of 217 runs for New Zealand. The Black Caps made 217/3 in 39.4 overs to win the game. Hence, Bangladesh’s highest test stand came in a losing cause.