Anamul could’ve achieved the landmark three years ago. He returned into Bangladesh’s ODI playing XI against Zimbabwe. He was required 50 runs to reach thousand-club. But he had to wait a bit more after he made 19 in that match.
The opening batsman got rest of the required runs against Sri Lanka today. He was given a number of opportunities in the innings. He was dismissed for 35 off 37 including 3 fours and a six.
Anamul has taken only 29 innings to complete his 1000 runs. He has three hundreds and three half-centuries to his name. Shahriar Nafees had also reached 1000 runs in 29 innings. Imrul Kayes and Nasir Hossain both completed 1000 in their 34th innings.
Anamul is the 19th Bangladeshi to score 1000 runs or more in ODIs. He has now 1004 runs in 32 matches (29 innings) at an average of 34.62.
Fastest Bangladeshi players to 1000 ODI runs:
Shahriar Nafees- 29 innings
Anamul Haque- 29 innings
Imrul Kayes- 34 innings
Nasir Hossain- 34 innings
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com