Stats Analysis

Bangladesh's highest score and biggest lead

Statistical highlights from the third day of the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa in Chittagong

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
326 Runs scored by Bangladesh in their first innings, their highest against South Africa and the first time they have scored 300-plus runs against them. Bangladesh's previous highest score against South Africa was 259, also in Chittagong, in 2008.
78 Bangladesh's lead in the first innings, their biggest first-innings lead against any team when batting second in a Test match. They have batted second in 36 previous Tests, and the highest lead achieved by Bangladesh was 68, against Sri Lanka in Galle, in 2013.
0 Previous instances when Bangladesh have taken a first-innings lead when batting second against South Africa. In the previous four Tests when Bangladesh have batted second against South Africa, they have conceded leads of 359, 228, 324 and 288, making the average first-innings lead conceded by Bangladesh almost 300.
116.1 Overs played by Bangladesh in the first innings, their most in a Test innings against South Africa, and the first time they have played 100-plus overs against them. The previous highest they had played against South Africa was 87.5 oversin East London in 2002.
0 Previous instances of three Bangladesh batsmen making 50-plus scores in the same Test innings against South Africa. Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah and Liton Das made scores of 57, 67 and 50 respectively in the first innings of this Test.
4 Number of times that seven of out Bangladesh's top eight batsmen have posted 25-plus scores in the same Test innings. They achieved the feat in the first innings of this Test and previously against West Indies (twice) and Pakistan.
50 Runs scored by Liton Das in the first innings, making him the youngest wicketkeeper (20y 281d) to make a 50-plus score in Tests against South Africa. The previous youngest was Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella (21y 31d) who scored 72 runs against South Africa in Colombo last year.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor with ESPNcricinfo