Shakib creates new record in Chittagong

Shakib creates new record in Chittagong World renowned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has always been furious and scaring both for the batsmen and bowlers. He has showed his magic in many stadiums around the world. But today in Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium, Chittagong, at the fourth day of Bangladesh vs. Australia second and final Test match, he has done another record.

He has picked up his personal 50th wicket in this particular venue which nobody else could do previously. At the last moment of the day he has picked up the wicket of MT Renshaw and has reached the milestone of his personal 50th wicket here.

By sending Renshaw back to the pavilion he has completed his record here. Previously Shakib picked up his 50th wicket in Mirpur Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium which is commonly known as ‘Home of Cricket’.

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Not only this, by picking up Renshaw’s wicket he has done another world record. After Ian Botham and Imran Khan Shakib is the third man to have more than 500 runs and 50 plus wickets together in two or more different stadiums individually. Except to these three legends nobody else could have made this record before.

After Shakib, in Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, seamer Shahadat Hossain is the most wicket taker, though he has lagged behind much in the number wickets. He has only 22 wickets in 10 match.

Moreover, in Chittagong the record of most runs is grabbed by Mushfiqur Rahim. In 13 matches he has taken 998 runs, so two more runs here would make him a proud doer of thousand runs in Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

After Mushfiqur, local boy Tamim is in the second position for scoring runs. He made 803 runs.

All-rounder Shakib has 707 runs in this stadium standing in number three.

Abu Sayem Dosar