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In At 30 - Taijul Islam's Record Haul

Bangladesh players celebrate (file photo)
Bangladesh players celebrate (file photo)
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Earlier today, Bangladesh left-arm spinner Taijul Islam took eight for 39 to put his side on course for a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe, the 30th best haul in the history of the game.

He is the first Bangladeshi to take eight wickets in a Test and the second player this year, after Rangana Herath's nine for 127 for Sri Lanka against Pakistan in August.

And as if that wasn't enough, he also hit the winning runs to cap a remarkable match.

Here's the list of best bowling analyses in Test cricket:

Rank Player Analysis Opponents Year
1 Jim Laker (England) 10-53 Australia 1956
2 Anil Kumble (India) 10-74 Pakistan 1999
3 George Lohmann (England) 9-28 South Africa 1896
4 Jim Laker (England) 9-37 Australia 1956
5 Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 9-51 Zimbabwe 2002
6 Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) 9-52 Australia 1985
7 Abdul Qadir (Pakistan) 9-56 England 1987
8 Devon Malcolm (England) 9-57 South Africa 1994
9 Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 9-65 England 1998
10 Jasubhai Patel (India) 9-69 Australia 1959
11 Kapil Dev (India) 9-83 West Indies 1983
12 Sarfraz Nawaz (Pakistan) 9-86 Australia 1979
13 Jack Noreiga (West Indies) 9-95 India 1971
14 Subhash Gupte (India) 9-102 West Indies 1958
15 Sydney Barnes (England) 9-103 South Africa 1913
16 Hugh Tayfield (South Africa) 9-113 England 1957
17 Arthur Mailey (Australia) 9-121 England 1921
18 Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka) 9-127 Pakistan 2014
19 George Lohmann (England) 8-7 South Africa 1896
20 John Briggs (England) 8-11 South Africa 1889
21 Glenn McGrath (Australia) 8-24 Pakistan 2004
22 Sydney Barnes (England) 8-29 South Africa 1912
23 Colin Croft (West Indies) 8-29 Pakistan 1977
24 Fred Trueman England) 8-31 India 1952
25 Frank Laver (Australia) 8-31 England 1909
26 Ian Botham (England) 8-34 Pakistan 1978
27 George Lohmann (England) 8-35 Australia 1887
28 Lance Gibbs (West Indies) 8-38 India 1962
29 Glenn McGrath (Australia)
8-38 England 1997
30 Taijul Islam (Bangladesh) 8-39 Zimbabwe 2014

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