Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | ePaper
Tamim joins 6000 runs ODI club
Tamim Iqbal receiving the Man of the Match award after the fifth match of the Tri-Nation ODI series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at the flood-lit Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Tuesday.
Southpaw opener Tamim Iqbal reached another milestone as he joined 6000 runs ODI Club during the 5th ODI of the triangular series against Zimbabwe at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium art Mirpur on Tuesday.
The dashing opener Tamim, who hit his third consecutive fifties in this series so far, needed 66 runs to bring up his 6,000 runs in ODIs and the southpaw got there in the first delivery of the 35th over with a single off Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer.
The inform batsman Tamim then proceeded to hit Blessing Muzarabani right over the bowler's head to cross the 6,000 ODI runs. Though Tamim once again failed to convert a fifty into a century when he fell to Graeme Cremer in the 39th over.
Tamim's patient innings finally ended at 76 runs, following his 84-run knocks in his previous first two matches of the series. The dashing opener reached the landmark of 6000 runs in 177 matches with 41 half centuries and 9 centuries to his name.