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New Delhi. The first match of the ongoing Test series between Bangladesh and Afghanistan is being played in Mirpur from June 14. In this match, Bangladeshi young batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto has created history by scoring a century. Actually, Shanto has become the youngest batsman to score a century in Test format against Afghanistan. Before him, a total of five batsmen have scored a century against Afghanistan, but all have been in their 30s or more.
Najmul Hussain Shanto has created history by scoring a century against Afghanistan at the age of 24 years and 293 days. He faced a total of 175 balls during this period. Meanwhile, managed to score 146 runs at a strike rate of 83.42. A total of 23 fours and two sixes came out of Shanto’s bat.
He achieved another feat during the match. He shared a 212-run partnership for the second wicket with Mahmudul Hasan Joy, which is the second highest partnership for Bangladesh in Test format. The names of Imrul Kayes and Shamsur Rahman come in the first place. There is a partnership of 232 runs between them.
India’s Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, West Indies’ Shamar Brooks and Zimbabwe’s all-rounder Sean Williamson figure in the list of batsmen who have scored centuries in Tests against Afghanistan. Williamson has scored two centuries against Afghanistan.
Please tell that when Murali Vijay scored a century in the Test against Afghanistan, he was 35 years old. While Dhawan scored 32, Brooks scored 30 and Sean Williamson scored both his centuries at the age of 34.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 15, 2023