Tamim equals Bradman’s biggest record, creates history in white jerseys
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.
Not only that, Tamim also touched the record of legendary cricketer Sir Don Bradman on the day of history. Sir Don Bradman picked up his first triple century in his career at Headingly in 1930. He scored 334 runs in that match. That was the highest individual run in his career. Though it was international cricket, but the stage is same. Twenty-two yards and white dress!
58 years later, another Australian batsman Mark Taylor reached 334 runs in Peshawar Test. But in honor of Bradman’s innings, he remained unbeaten on 334 runs. That’s why ‘334’ had been a historical number in cricket history. Tamim remained it once more today in BCL. Also there raised a question if Tamim decided to stop at 334 to honour Sir Don Bradman’s innings.
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.
Bangladesh’s highest individual innings in first-class cricket:
- Tamim Iqbal- 334* runs (2019-20)
- Rakibul Hasan- 313* runs (2006-07)
- Nasir Hussain- 295 runs (2017-18)
- Marshall Ayub- 289 runs (2012-13)
- Mosaddek Hossain- 282 runs (2014-15)