Tigers register biggest ever victory of this century


Bangladesh produced a ruthless performance to register the biggest ever victory in this century when they crushed Afghanistan by 546 runs in the one-off Test at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today.

The Tigers hardly broke any sweat to seal the inevitable on day four of the
match with fast bowler Taskin Ahmed leading from the front, claiming his
career-best 4-37.

The first and second biggest ever victory in the cricket’s history were registered in the last century with England pounding Australia by 675 runs in 1928 and Australia taking the revenge with 562 runs in 1934. South Africa’s 462-run win over Australia in 2018 was the previous largest ever victory in this century.

Bangladesh’s previous biggest ever victory was against Zimbabwe by 226 runs in 2005.

A largest ever victory looked imminent when Bangladesh set an improbable 662-run target for Afghanistan to win the Test, with two days left.

Afghanistan, playing its first Test match, in two years, however, were jaded
and out-of-sort in their approach.