Tamim gets into an elite club with first-ball six

Tamim Iqbal plays a boundary. ©Cricket Europe

 

Bangladesh’s dashing opener Tamim Iqbal has made his way into an elite club when he set the unique record by hitting a six in the very first of the second innings during the match against New Zealand on Wednesday (May 24). [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ছক্কার ‘এলিট ক্লাবে তামিম’]

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Bangladesh were chasing 271 runs to win the match, and Tamim sent the ball out of the park off spinner Jeetan Patel in the very first ball of the innings.

Overall Tamim is only fourth batsman in the history of ODI cricket to do so.

No batsman has hit a six off the first of an ODI. However, 3 more players before Tamim have done that on the first ball of the second innings (which is team’s first ball).

1. Mark Greatbatch to Wasim Akram 3rd ODI: New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Dec 30, 1992

2. Philo Wallace to Javagal Srinath 2nd SF: India v West Indies at Dhaka, Oct 31, 1998

3. Virender Sehwag to Jason Gillespie 2nd Final: Australia v India at Sydney, Feb 8, 2004

In the World Cup 2015, Martin Guptill hit a four of the first ball to Mitchell Johnson – in the 2nd innings of the league match – which was a no-ball and then hit a six of the next ball which was the first legitimate delivery of the innings.

 

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– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com