Bangladesh’s dependable middle order batsman Mahmudullah Riyad is just 28 runs away from becoming the 5th Bangladeshi batsman to have scored 3,000 runs in One Day Internationals. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ মাহমুদউল্লাহর প্রয়োজন ২৮ রান]
If everything goes smoothly, Mahmudullah will play his 140th ODI match when the Tigers take on the hosts Ireland for the second leg of the ongoing tri-nation series on Friday. And with the form Mahmudullah has been in of late, it’s very much possible for the Mymensingh lad to get into the elite club of 3,000 run-scorers.
Mahmudullah has so far been in tremendous form in the tri-series. In the rain interrupted first match against the Irish men, Mahmudullah played a solid knock of unbeaten 43 runs, and followed it up with another good fifty of 51 against New Zealand to take his tally to remarkable 94 runs in two matches with an average of 94.00.
So far in 139 matches for the Tigers, Mahmudullah has scored 2,972 runs at an average of 33.39, with two tons and 17 half centuries to his name. He also has 70 wickets with the ball in hand. The 31-year-old veteran Bangladeshi superstar is all set to become fifth man after Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Ashraful to scored 3,000 or more runs in red and green jersey.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com