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Bangladesh's Shakib joins elite list

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Dec 20, 2011 at 05:41pm IST

Chittagong: When he bowled Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal on the fourth day in Mirpur, Shakib Al Hasan became the first Bangladesh player to score a hundred and take a five-for in the same Test, and the 21st overall.

His achievement was the 28th instance of a cricketer recording this feat – Ian Botham did it the most (five) – and Shakib was just the third player to do so in the last 15 years.

The most recent was India's R Ashwin, who in his third Test match scored 103 from the No. 8 spot and 5 for 156 in West Indies' first innings of the epic draw in Mumbai last month. Before that, South African allrounder Jacques Kallis scored an unbeaten 139 and followed it up with 5 for 21 against Bangladesh in 2002. It was Kallis' second instance of this achievement, following 110 and 5 for 90 versus West Indies in 1999.

Bangladesh's Shakib joins elite list

Shakib Al Hasan has become the first Bangladesh player to score a hundred and take a five-for in the same Test. (AFP)

Just two other players did this during the 90s, Zimbabwe's Paul Strang and Pakistan's Wasim Akram. Against Pakistan at Sheikhupura in 1996, Strang scored 106 not out and 5 for 212 in a draw. Six years prior to that, in June 1990, Akram followed a five-wicket haul in Australia's first innings with a century as Pakistan drew in Adelaide.

Between 1978 and 1984, Botham achieved this distinction five times, most prominently at Headingley in the Ashes series of 1981 when he took 6 for 96 and then famously rescued England after they followed-on, with an epic unbeaten 149. The previous year, during the Golden Jubilee Test in Mumbai, Botham had performed the unprecedented feat of scoring a century and capturing thirteen wickets in a match.

Here is a list of the cricketers to have scored a century and taken a five-wicket haul in the same Test:

1. Jimmy Sinclair (SA) – 106 & 6/26 vs England, 1899

2. Aubrey Faulkner (SA) – 123 & 5/120 vs England, 1910

3. Charles Kelleway (Aus) – 114 & 5/33 vs South Africa, 1912

4. Jack Gregory (Aus) – 100 & 7/69 vs England, 1920

5. Vinoo Mankad (Ind) – 184 & 5/196 vs England, 1952

6. Denis Atkinson (WI) – 219 & 5/56 vs Australia, 1955

7. Keith Miller (Aus) – 109 & 6/107 vs West Indies, 1955

8. Richie Benaud (Aus) – 100 & 5/84 vs South Africa, 1958

9. Collie Smith (WI) – 100 & 5/90 vs India, 1959

10. Polly Umrigar (Ind) – 172 not out & 5/107 vs West Indies, 1962

11. Garry Sobers (WI) – 104 & 5/63 vs India, 1962

12. Bruce Taylor (NZ) – 105 & 5/85 vs India, 1965

13. Garry Sobers (WI) – 174 & 5/41 vs England, 1968

14. Mushtaq Mohammad (Pak) – 201 & 5/49 vs New Zealand, 1973

15. Tony Greig (Eng) – 148 & 6/164 vs West Indies, 1974

16. Mushtaq Mohammad (Pak) – 121 & 5/28 vs West Indies, 1977

17.Ian Botham (Eng) – 103 & 5/73 vs New Zealand, 1978

18. Ian Botham (Eng) – 108 & 8/34 vs Pakistan, 1978

19. Ian Botham (Eng) – 114 & 6/58 vs India, 1980

20. Ian Botham (Eng) – 149 not out & 6/95 vs Australia, 1981

21. Imran Khan (Pak) – 117 & 6/98 vs India, 1983

22. Ian Botham (Eng) – 138 & 5/59 vs New Zealand, 1984

23. Wasim Akram (Pak) – 123 & 5/100 vs Australia, 1990

24. Paul Strang (Zim) – 106 not out & 5/212 vs Pakistan, 1996

25. Jacques Kallis (SA) – 110 & 5/90 vs West Indies, 1999

26. Jacques Kallis (SA) – 139 not out & 5/21 vs Bangladesh, 2002

27. R Ashwin (IND) – 103 & 5/156 vs West Indies, 2011

28. Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) – 144 & 6/82 vs Pakistan, 2011

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