Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan added another milestone to his name and joined an illustrious list of cricketers who scored more 6000 runs and taken 250 wickets in limited-overs cricket.
In the game played against South Africa on 2nd June, Shakib became the quickest to score 5000 runs and 250 wickets in limited-overs cricket. Left-hander delivered a superlative century to help Bangladesh successfully run- chase of 322 runs against West Indies. The 32-year old scored unbeaten 124 off 99 balls. He also bowled well and claimed two wickets to help Bangladesh restrict West Indies to 321 runs.
He became the fourth batsman from Bangladesh to complete 6000 runs in limited-overs cricket. Before the game, he needed 23 runs to achieve the milestone and was able to complete ninth ton in one-day cricket. Shakib was instrumental in helping Bangladesh pull off record chase against West Indies.
In 202 one-day matches, all-rounder Bangladesh became the quickest to the double of 6000 runs and 250 wickets. Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi also managed to achieve the feat in 294 matches. He has become the fourth player to achieve the feat after great cricketers like Sanath Jayasuriya, Jacques Kallis and Shahid Afridi.
Shakib has looked in splendid form with the bat in this ongoing World Cup and smashed hundreds against South Africa and West Indies. He managed to replicate Mahmudullah’s achievement of smashing back-to-back hundreds in the World Cup competition. He became the second Bangladesh batsmen to score consecutive hundreds in a Cricket World Cup.
He also added another milestone to his name by smashing a century in 83 balls against West Indies. He became the second-fastest in this ongoing World Cup after Jos Buttler, who smashed the fastest century in 75 balls against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Left-hander would be looking to continue his rich vein of form in the remaining games of the Cricket World Cup.