Stats Analysis

Stats - Mahmudullah and Bangladesh's outstanding rearguard in Harare

Stats highlights from Bangladesh's fantastic recovery on the second day of the Harare Test

1 Partnership for the ninth wicket which has yielded more runs than the 191 that Mahmudullah and Taskin Ahmed added in Harare. The all-time record belongs to Mark Boucher and Pat Symcox, who added 195 against Pakistan in Johannesburg in 1998. The Bangladesh pair missed the record by just four runs. Interestingly, Mahmudullah features twice in the top four: he added 184 with Abul Hasan for the ninth wicket against West Indies in Khulna in 2012.
7 Instances of a batter scoring more than 150 from No. 8 or lower in Tests. Mahmudullah is the eighth member of a club that also includes Wasim Akram, Imtiaz Ahmed, Kamran Akmal, Clem Hill, Jason Holder, Ian Smith and Stuart Broad. The previous best score for Bangladesh's Nos. 8-11 was also by Mahmudullah, when he scored 115 against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2010.
336 Runs added by the last four wickets for Bangladesh, which helped them improve from 132 for 6 to 468 all out. Only seven times have the last four wickets added more runs in a Test innings - the highest is 450 by Pakistan against New Zealand in Lahore in 1955, when they recovered from 111 for 6 to 561. Bangladesh's previous highest for the last four wickets was 212.
320 Runs scored by Bangladesh's last five batters (Nos. 7-11). There are only five instances of more runs being added by the last five batters in an innings. The highest is 363, by Australia against England way back in 1925.
44.68 Mahmudullah's Test average when batting at No. 8 or lower, which is the highest among all batters who have batted at least 20 times in these positions. The only other batter with a 40-plus average is West Indies' John Goddard (42.91 in 20 innings). When batting in the top seven positions, Mahmudullah averages 30.36 from 72 innings.
16 Batters who have scored two or more hundreds from Nos. 8-11. Daniel Vettori leads with five centuries, while R Ashwin, Jason Holder and Kamran Akmal have three each. Mahmudullah is one of 12 batsmen with two centuries at these positions.