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All the records Mushfiqur and Litton broke during their 272-run stand

Bangladesh were reeling at 24 for 5 before the two got together

Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das forged a crucial sixth-wicket stand of 272 runs  •  AFP/Getty Images

Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das forged a crucial sixth-wicket stand of 272 runs  •  AFP/Getty Images

272 The Mushfiqur Rahim-Litton Das partnership is Bangladesh's first-ever double-century stand for the sixth or lower wicket in Test cricket. The previous best was 191 between Mohammad Ashraful and Mushfiqur for the sixth wicket against Sri Lanka in 2007. The 272-run stand is also the third-highest for Bangladesh in Test cricket for any wicket.
0 Instances of a 200-plus stand for the sixth or lower wicket in Test cricket after a team lost its first five wickets for 25 or less. The previous highest was a 100-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Nkrumah Bonner and Joshua Da Silva against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2021 after West Indies were reduced to 18 for 6. The previous highest sixth-wicket stand from a team score of 25 or lower was 86 by Wallis Mathias and Shujauddin for Pakistan against West Indies in 1959.
0 Previous instances of a team reaching the 300-run mark after losing their first five wickets for less than 25 runs in Test cricket. The previous best was India's 266 against New Zealand in the second innings of the Ahmedabad Test in 2010.
1 Number of players to have scored a century from No. 7 when coming in at a team score worse than Litton's entry point (24 for 5). Moin Khan scored an unbeaten 117 after coming in to bat with Pakistan 15 for 5 against Sri Lanka in 1995.
365 Bangladesh's first innings total is the highest by any team in first-class cricket where six or more batters were dismissed for a duck. The previous highest was 300 by Sussex against Derbyshire in Hove in 2021.
2 Number of double-century stands between Mushfiqur and Litton in Test cricket. Incidentally, both the partnerships came after Bangladesh had lost four or more wickets under 50 runs. There have been seven other instances of a pair forging a double-century stand for the fifth or lower wicket from a team score of less than 50 runs but none of them are by the same pair.
5 Scores of 150 or more by Mushfiqur in Test cricket - no other Bangladesh player has more than three. All five of Mushfiqur's scores have come while batting at No. 5 or lower. Only five other batters have more 150-plus scores from those batting positions.
1 Mushfiqur and Litton's partnership of 272 is the highest for any wicket for Bangladesh in Test cricketagainst Sri Lanka. Their previous highest was 267 between Ashraful and Mushfiqur in the 2013 Galle Test.
6.5 Number of overs in which Bangladesh lost their first five wickets, the second-lowest by a team in the first innings of a Test match since 2000. The lowest in this period is 4.1 overs, for Australia against England in Nottingham in 2015.
12.5 Ratio between the balls batted by Bangladesh during the sixth-wicket partnership to the balls faced by the first five pairs. It is the highest ratio for any team in a Test innings for which the fall of wickets data is available. The previous highest was 5.5, also by Bangladesh against Zimbabwe in 2004, where their sixth-wicket stand lasted 159 balls after they lost their first five wickets in 29 balls.
6 Ducks in the Bangladesh innings, the joint-most in a Test innings. There have been five previous instances of six ducks, including one by Bangladesh against West Indies in Dhaka in 2002.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo