Tamim Iqbal 1st Bangladeshi to reach 5,000 ODI runs
Posted on: 15 Oct 2016 09:40:25
15 October 2016 Current Affairs: Tamim Iqbal has just created history. In the 3rd and the deciding ODI between Bangladesh and England, Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi batsman to make 5000 runs in ODI cricket.
The dashing left handed opener, who is 27 years old, took 159 ODI’s to achieve this accomplishment. Iqbal is entering his peak years as a batsman.
Notably, Bangladesh have leveled the series by 1-1.When Tamim touched the milestone, his average run rate was 32.49.
A few minutes after his achievement, Tamim was taken out by England legbreak bowler Adil Rashid for 45 runs off 68 balls.The left-handed opener also became the highest century-maker for his country in ODI cricket during the recent Afghanistan seri
Heworked seven centuries and 33 half centuries in this format to hold the record of having most centuries and half centuries among Bangladesh players.
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