Tamim becomes first Bangladeshi batsman to reach 8000 ODI runs

Tamim needed 57 more runs to reach the milestone of 8000 runs before taking the field in the first ODI against Zimbabwe. In this match, the left-handed opener reached the desired milestone by hitting Sikandar Raja for four in the 24th over of the match with very careful batting.

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Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal has touched the milestone of 8000 runs as the first Bangladesh cricketer in this format. He set this record against Zimbabwe at the Sports Club ground in Harare on Friday (August 5).
Tamim needed 57 more runs to reach the milestone of 8000 runs before taking the field in the first ODI against Zimbabwe. In this match, the left-handed opener reached the desired milestone by hitting Sikandar Raza for four in the 24th over of the match with very careful batting.
A few days ago, Tamim retired from the T20 format with an official announcement. However, he is still playing with power in the other two formats. Tamim is the highest run-scorer in history now among the batsmen of Bangladesh in the ODI version. The left-handed opener took his ODI record one step further.
Tamim scored his 54th half-century in the first ODI of the series against Zimbabwe. No other Bangladeshi batsman has more fifties in ODIs than Tamim. He added seven more runs after his half-century to complete 8000 runs in his ODI career. Shakib Al Hasan is at second in the list with 6,755 runs and Mushfiqur Rahim at third with 6,697 runs.
However, after touching the milestone, Tamim could not stay at the crease for long. He got out after scoring 62 runs off 88 balls with 9 fours. But Bangladesh played very well as they posted a huge target of 304 runs in 50 overs losing just 2 wickets. At the time of this writing, Zimbabwe are batting to chase the target.