In Retrospect: 16 year anniversary of Bangladesh’s first Test match

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November 10, 2000 – 16 years from today, a sunny day at Bangabandhu National Stadium. Shahriar Hossain and Meharab Hossain had their white garbs on, their helmet and pad up. They were facing a historic occasion, they were going to open batting for Bangladesh in their first ever test match in cricketing history. It was a historic occasion though we lost that match against India. It took the tigers 5 years and 34 test matches to win their first test match against Zimbabwe and claim their first ever test series win. It has been a long journey in 16 years and 95 test matches.Now we have come to a point that we can win against any big teams at home or even away. As we showed our mettle against England at the last test series. We hope we will continue this great run of form and convert the 16 years of toil and hard work into building a great test playing team admired and loved by all. .

Bangladesh against Test playing Nations:

Team Total Matches Home Matches Away Matches
Mat Won Lost Draw W/L Mat Won Lost Draw W/L Mat Won Lost Draw W/L
 Australia 4 0 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
 England 10 1 9 0 0.11 6 1 5 0 0.2 4 0 4 0 0
 India 8 0 6 2 0 8 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
 New Zealand 11 0 8 3 0 6 0 3 3 0 5 0 5 0 0
 Pakistan 10 0 9 1 0 6 0 5 1 0 4 0 4 0 0
 South Africa 10 0 8 2 0 6 0 4 2 0 4 0 4 0 0
 Sri Lanka 16 0 14 2 0 6 0 5 1 0 10 0 9 1 0
 West Indies 12 2 8 2 0.25 6 0 5 1 0 6 2 3 1 0.67
 Zimbabwe 14 5 6 3 0.83 7 4 1 2 4 7 1 5 1 0.2
Total 95 8 72 15 0.11 53 5 36 12 0.14 42 3 36 3 0.08

 

Summary of Bangladesh’s Test records:

1 India Home India Dhaka 10-11-2000
2 Zimbabwe Away Zimbabwe Bulawayo 19-4-2001
3 Zimbabwe Away Zimbabwe Harare 26-4-2001
4 Pakistan Away Pakistan Multan 29-8-2001
5 Sri Lanka Away Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 6-9-2001
6 Zimbabwe Home draw Dhaka 8-11-2001
7 Zimbabwe Home Zimbabwe Chittagong 15-11-2001
8 New Zealand Away New Zealand Hamilton 18-12-2001
9 New Zealand Away New Zealand Wellington 26-12-2001
10 Pakistan Home Pakistan Dhaka 9-1-2002
11 Pakistan Home Pakistan Chittagong 16-1-2002
12 Sri Lanka Away Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 21-7-2002
13 Sri Lanka Away Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28-7-2002
14 South Africa Away South Africa East London 18-10-2002
15 South Africa Away South Africa Potchefstroom 25-10-2002
16 West Indies Home West Indies Dhaka 8-12-2002
17 West Indies Home West Indies Chittagong 16-12-2002
18 South Africa Home South Africa Chittagong 24-4-2003
19 South Africa Home South Africa Dhaka 1-5-2003
20 Australia Away Australia Darwin 18-7-2003
21 Australia Away Australia Cairns 25-7-2003
22 Pakistan Away Pakistan Karachi 20-8-2003
23 Pakistan Away Pakistan Peshawar 27-8-2003
24 Pakistan Away Pakistan Multan 3-9-2003
25 England Home England Dhaka 21-10-2003
26 England Home England Chittagong 29-10-2003
27 Zimbabwe Away Zimbabwe Harare 19-2-2004
28 Zimbabwe Away draw Bulawayo 26-2-2004
29 West Indies Away draw Gros Islet 28-5-2004
30 West Indies Away West Indies Kingston 4-6-2004
31 New Zealand Home New Zealand Dhaka 19-10-2004
32 New Zealand Home New Zealand Chittagong 26-10-2004
33 India Home India Dhaka 10-12-2004
34 India Home India Chittagong 17-12-2004
35 Zimbabwe Home Bangladesh Chittagong 6-1-2005
36 Zimbabwe Home draw Dhaka 14-1-2005
37 England Away England Lord’s 26-5-2005
38 England Away England Chester-le-Street 3-6-2005
39 Sri Lanka Away Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 12-9-2005
40 Sri Lanka Away Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20-9-2005
41 Sri Lanka Home Sri Lanka Chittagong 28-2-2006
42 Sri Lanka Home Sri Lanka Bogra 8-3-2006
43 Australia Home Australia Fatullah 9-4-2006
44 Australia Home Australia Chittagong 16-4-2006
45 India Home draw Chittagong 18-5-2007
46 India Home India Dhaka 25-5-2007
47 Sri Lanka Away Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 25-6-2007
48 Sri Lanka Away Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 3-7-2007
49 Sri Lanka Away Sri Lanka Kandy 11-7-2007
50 New Zealand Away New Zealand Dunedin 4-1-2008
51 New Zealand Away New Zealand Wellington 12-1-2008
52 South Africa Home South Africa Dhaka 22-2-2008
53 South Africa Home South Africa Chittagong 29-2-2008
54 New Zealand Home New Zealand Chittagong 17-10-2008
55 New Zealand Home draw Dhaka 25-10-2008
56 South Africa Away South Africa Bloemfontein 19-11-2008
57 South Africa Away South Africa Centurion 26-11-2008
58 Sri Lanka Home Sri Lanka Dhaka 26-12-2008
59 Sri Lanka Home Sri Lanka Chittagong 3-1-2009
60 West Indies Away Bangladesh Kingstown 9-7-2009
61 West Indies Away Bangladesh St George’s 17-7-2009
62 India Home India Chittagong 17-1-2010
63 India Home India Dhaka 24-1-2010
64 New Zealand Away New Zealand Hamilton 15-2-2010
65 England Home England Chittagong 12-3-2010
66 England Home England Dhaka 20-3-2010
67 England Away England Lord’s 27-5-2010
68 England Away England Manchester 4-6-2010
69 Zimbabwe Away Zimbabwe Harare 4-8-2011
70 West Indies Home draw Chittagong 21-10-2011
71 West Indies Home West Indies Dhaka 29-10-2011
72 Pakistan Home Pakistan Chittagong 9-12-2011
73 Pakistan Home Pakistan Dhaka 17-12-2011
74 West Indies Home West Indies Dhaka 13-11-2012
75 West Indies Home West Indies Khulna 21-11-2012
76 Sri Lanka Away draw Galle 8-3-2013
77 Sri Lanka Away Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 16-3-2013
78 Zimbabwe Away Zimbabwe Harare 17-4-2013
79 Zimbabwe Away Bangladesh Harare 25-4-2013
80 New Zealand Home draw Chittagong 9-10-2013
81 New Zealand Home draw Dhaka 21-10-2013
82 Sri Lanka Home Sri Lanka Dhaka 27-1-2014
83 Sri Lanka Home draw Chittagong 4-2-2014
84 West Indies Away West Indies Kingstown 5-9-2014
85 West Indies Away West Indies Gros Islet 13-9-2014
86 Zimbabwe Home Bangladesh Dhaka 25-10-2014
87 Zimbabwe Home Bangladesh Khulna 3-11-2014
88 Zimbabwe Home Bangladesh Chittagong 12-11-2014
89 Pakistan Home draw Khulna 28-4-2015
90 Pakistan Home Pakistan Dhaka 6-5-2015
91 India Home draw Fatullah 10-6-2015
92 South Africa Home draw Chittagong 21-7-2015
93 South Africa Home draw Dhaka 30-7-2015
94 England Home England Chittagong 20-10-2016
95 England Home Bangladesh Dhaka 28-10-2016