Saturday 24, September 2022

Tamim reaches 8,000 ODI runs as first Bangladeshi

News Desk: Bangladesh One-Day International skipper Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi batsman to complete 8,000 ODI runs following his 62-run innings in the first ODI in the three-match series against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Ground on Friday.

The left-handed batsman became the 33rd batsman, and only the ninth opener in ODI history to achieve the feat.

On Friday, he scored 62 runs off 81 deliveries to give Bangladesh a solid start as he put together a 119-run with opening partner Liton Das.

This was the pair’s fourth 100-run stand together in ODIs.

Tamim hit nine boundaries but perished off the bowling of off-spinner Sikandar Raza.

He was also the first for a Bangladeshi batsman to reach milestones of 4,000, 5,000, 6,000, and 7,000 runs.

Bangladesh were put into bat by Zimbabwe and posted 303-2 on the board.


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