Like my thread on our best batting knocks (just click)
, here is my list of the greatest bowling performances from our fellas.
1. Shakib al Hasan | 7 for 36 vs New Zealand | Chittagong 2008
This was the series were Shakib announced himself as a bowler. This is our lead performance because such figures will very likely not be surpassed for a really long time, even by Ice Man himself. The wickets were quality dismissals as well - almost all caught by close in fielders and none of them "thrown away" by the batsmen. Almost as impressive, was Shakib's economy rate of 1.39 in the innings.
2. Shahadat Hossain | 6 for 27 vs South Africa | Mirpur, Dhaka 2008
Again a bowling performance with scarcely believable numbers. Shahadat effected troubles with a superb showing of control and reverse swing. Also yet another agnozing example of the wasted talent he was and what he could have been with disciplined work ethic. Also had match figures of 9 for 97, the best figures by a Bangladesh quick all the more remarkable given the dead nature of our placid surfaces.
3. Robiul Islam | 5 for 85 @ Zimbabwe | Harare, 2013
A series which marked the first, and to date, the only Player of the Series award won by a Bangladesh seamer. Robiul was unplayable during that series, snaking the ball around bat edges like a magician. He displayed a true workhorse spirit as he bustled his way to 110 accurate, probing overs bowled throughout the series, en route to massive haul of 15 wickets.
4. Mohammad Rafique | 5 for 62 vs Australia | Fatullah 2006
Perhaps Bangladesh's finest innings with the ball, fittingly Rafique led the way. At one stage Australia were 93-6, dangerously close to following on against the botton-ranked Tigers. Rafique would go on to take 9 wickets for the match as Bangladesh were founding wanting in the very end, but this was a stellar performance against arguably the greatest cricket team ever.
5. Enamul Haque Jr | 6 for 45 vs Zimbabwe | Chittagong 2005
The innings that won Bangladesh's first ever Test will always be remembered though its objective quality might fade with the passage of time. Enamul probably never got a fair shot to keep his place in the side, but for a couple of weeks in early 2005, he got live the life of a hero idolized.
6. Shakib al Hasan | 6 for 99 @ South Africa | Centurion 2008
On a greentop, away from home, Shakib showed just why he's special: because he can be effective on any surface. His scalps included giants like Hashim Amla, Jaques Kallis, and AB de Villiers, who was stumped for a duck. Shakib began to reinforce the fact that he was effectively a one-man bowling attack.
7. Shakib al Hasan | 5 for 62 vs India | Chittagong 2010
Once again, a fine performance against the best players of spin. Shakib got generous help from the pitch and used to perfect effect as Bangladesh had stand-in captain Virender Sehwag sweat after he derisively stated Bangladesh couldn't take 20 wickets. Sehwag survived that near-gaffe by declaring with 18 wickets down, robbing Bangladesh the chance to prove him wrong.
8. Shahadat Hossain | 5 for 71 vs India | Chittagong 2010
A very solid showing made all the more memorable due THAT
magical yorker that uprooted Dravid's middle stump and the expletive laced celebration that ensued afterwards.
9. Naimur Rahman | 6 for 132 vs India | Dhaka 2000
Bangladesh's first ever five-wicket haul, like our first century, came on the first attempt in our inaugural Test. Though not regarded as a bowler of any real quality, Durjoy did manage to eek out the dismissals of legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly.