Though he didn’t achieve a century or a big score in his 50th Test match, but left-handed opener Tamim Iqbal has equalled the record of most fifties scored by a Bangladeshi batsman with Habibul Bashar (24). [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাশারকে স্পর্শ করলেন তামিম]
Tamim scored 71 runs in the first innings of the first Test against Australia in Dhaka. He missed out on a century in the second innings as well. He made 78 runs off 155 deliveries hitting eight boundaries. He was dismissed to an unplayable delivery from Pat Cummins.
Country’s leading run-scorer made 30 runs off 70 balls in the last session on second day. He went to lunch on third day with 76 runs and couldn’t last much longer as his dismissal was followed by a middle-order collapse.
It was Tamim’s 24th half-century in his Test career. Former captain Bashar had 24 fifties in 50 Tests. The southpaw batsman has equalled the record for most fifties for Bangladesh.
Tamim has scored 3826 runs in 96 innings at 40.37 with eight tons and double dozen fifties. He requires 174 runs more to become the first Bangladeshi to reach 4000 runs in Tests.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com