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Shakib tops Tamim to become leading run-scorer


Shakib Al Hasan is now the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in T20Is after playing a match-winning knock of 70 against Afghanistan.

Shakib becomes leading scorer
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan led his side from front as his unbeaten knock of 70 from 45 balls guided Bangladesh to a much-needed victory against Afghanistan before the final.

With this victory, Shakib also achieved some records as well. He picked up his 350th wicket in T20 and is now the 4th all-time leading wicket-taker in this format. He picked up the vital wicket of Mohammad Nabi, which was his 350th T20 wicket.

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Shakib has also crossed Tamim Iqbal’s 1556 to become the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in T20Is. He has currently now 1567 runs after a terrific knock. The third in the list is Mahmudullah with 1377 runs.

The all-rounder said in the post-match presentation that this victory will give the team a lot of confidence going into the final.

“If you look at the last few months, we haven’t been upto the mark in T20s. We’re working on it. The bowlers bowled well on that wicket. Needed someone to bat through the innings. And luckily today it was my day. Never felt I was out of form. Was hitting the ball really well. Was just a matter of spending time out there. ”

“Throughout this tournament, bowlers have done a fantastic job and fielders have backed them well. It’s the batsmen who’ve let us down. This will give us a lot of motivation and confidence going into the final. Know that it’ll be a different ball-game. Different conditions in Mirpur. Afghanistan are a very good side, that’s why they’re ranked No.7,” he concluded.

Watch Shakib’s innings here-

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