Tamim slams career-best double ton
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal may have been in the receiving end of much criticism during the recent Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and the T20I series against Pakistan for his slow batting approach, but one thing he kept doing on a continuous basis, and that is scoring runs.
The ace opener continued his run-scoring form going in the first round of the Walton Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) as well, as he slammed a career-best double hundred against Walton Central Zone on the second day of the match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur yesterday (Saturday). Tamim is playing for East Zone.
Tamim remained unbeaten at 222 at the end of the day. His 281-ball knock was laced with 30 boundaries, which speaks volume of the aggressive nature Tamim showed. This was his only second double hundred in first-class cricket. His previous double ton came against Pakistan, in Khulna in 2015. Tamim scored 206, which was the highest score by a Bangladeshi batsman at that time.
Apart from Tamim, Mominul Haque also made 111 as East Zone ended the day with a 182-run lead, reaching 395-2 at stumps after Central Zone made 213 in the first innings at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. The southpaw struck his 21st First-class hundred off 180 balls.
Mominul Haque will lead Bangladesh in the upcoming Test match against Pakistan in Rawalpindi commencing from February 7. Tamim will also make a return to the Test team. So such form in the BCL will definitely give the Bangladesh captain and opener a lot of momentum going into the crucial Test encounter against Pakistan.