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300 for 4 Pakistan's total in the first innings, the third-lowest total by them to result in an innings win. They defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 20 runs in 1986 in Kandy despite a first-innings total of 230, and claimed an innings and one run victory against New Zealand in Karachi in 1955 after posting 289.
3 Teams winning a Test by an innings margin since World War II, despite a total lower than Pakistan's 300 for 4 while batting first. The lowest total is 269 all out, by England against New Zealand in 1958 at the Lord's, with the home side winning by a margin of an innings and 148 runs.
1291 Balls bowled in the Dhaka Test, the second shortest Test match in terms of balls in Bangladesh to yield a result. The shortest completed Test was 1287 balls long, between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2018, also in Dhaka.
7 Test wins for Pakistan in 2021, the joint-most for them in a calendar year. They won seven Tests each in 1982 and 2002 as well. All those seven wins came under Babar Azam, who made his captaincy debut this year. Only Steve Waugh (8 wins in 1999) and Ricky Ponting (7 wins in 2004) won as many Tests as Babar in their captaincy debut year.
8 for 42 Sajid Khan's bowling figures in the first innings, the best for any bowler against Bangladesh in Tests. Stuart MacGill is the only other bowler with an 8-wicket haul against Bangladesh, with figures of 8 for 108 in Fatullah in 2006. Sajid's bowling figures are also the second-best by a bowler in Bangladesh, behind Taijul Islam's 8 for 39 in Dhaka in 2014.
12 for 128 Sajid's match figures in the Dhaka Test, the third-best for any bowler in a Test match in Bangladesh. Nathan Lyon's 13 for 154 against the home side in 2017 in Chattogram are the best Test match figures in the country, while Mehidy Hasan Miraz's 12 for 117 against West Indies in 2018 stands second.
3 Players with better bowling figures in a Test innings for Pakistan than Sajid's 8 for 42 against Bangladesh. Abdul Qadir and Sarfaraz Nawaz had nine-wicket hauls, while Yasir Shah claimed 8 for 41 against New Zealand in 2018. Sajid's match figures of 12 for 128 are also the second-best for Pakistan in the past 20 years.