Tamim celebrates his record-breaking triple century cutting cake
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is having a great time in the ongoing franchise-based first-class cricket of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL). He has brought up his maiden first-class triple century in the first round of BCL.
Tamim becomes the second Bangladeshi to hit a triple ton in red-ball cricket after Rakibul Hasan, who did it in 2006-07 National Cricket League.
On the third day of first round match between Walton Central Zone and Islami Bank East Zone, East Zone’s Tamim reached 300-mark in 407 balls, hitting 40 boundaries. He started the day with 222* runs with all being scored on day two. He went to lunch on 279* before reaching the landmark figure in the second session.
East Zone declared their innings at 555/2 in 139.5 overs with a lead of 342 runs. Tamim remained unbeaten on 334 runs from 426 balls including 42 fours and 3 sixes. After the declaration, players pay ‘Guard of honor’ for his outstanding innings. Also umpires and players congratulated him for his triple century.
At the end of the day, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) did not forget to honor Tamim, who made history in the country’s cricket. They celebrated Tamim’s innings by cutting cake. There was a BCB logo on the cake and a picture of Tamim playing the shot. Then it was written “We celebrate your achievement, 334 N.O”’
The left-handed opener cut the cake with his teammates in the field in Mirpur.