Shakib Al Hasan fastest to reach 6000 runs and 250 wickets in ODIs
Shakib joined the elite list of cricketers who have scored 6000-plus ODI runs and taken 250 wickets on Monday in Taunton against West Indies. Shakib Al Hasan became the fastest cricketer to reach 250 wickets and 6,000-plus runs double landmark in ODI cricket. He achieved the record in his 202th ODI, reaching the landmark faster than the likes of Jacques Kallis, Sanath Jayasuriya and Shahid Afridi. Afridi is next to him having played 92 ODIs more than Shakib.
The no. 1 all-rounder in ODI, Shakib also broke some other records on his way to score unbeaten 124 runs off 99 balls in the match against West Indies. Shakib turned into the fourth Bangladeshi batsman to reach 6000 runs in one-day cricket. He came into the match requiring 23 runs to get to the achievement and proceeded to make his ninth ODI hundred, which supported Bangladesh’s run-chase.
Shakib Al Hasan has also been only the 4th player to score 50+ in first four innings in any World Cup. Navjot Sidhu in 1987, Sachin Tendulkar in 1996 and Graeme Smith in 2007 were the other three players who had this achievement with their name.
This was also Shakib’s 5th successive fifty-plus score in ODI cricket; the joint-longest streak of 50+ scores by anyone from Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal also had five consecutive fifties in 2012 including four in a row during the Asia Cup.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh have eclipsed West Indies’s massive total of 321 runs with 57 balls to spare, beating the Caribbeans in the ICC Cricket World Cup match by 7 wickets at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on Monday. It has been a record win for Bangladesh chasing the highest total in limited over cricket thus far and also in the World Cup, obliged by a superlative unbeaten ton from world number one all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan with an well-escorted 94 not out by Liton Das.
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 17, 2019
Batsmen scoring 4 50+ scores in first 4 innings of a World Cup edition:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 17, 2019