20 Mar 2023, 20:23

A look at cricketers' individual record in record-galore day

SYLHET, March 20, 2023 (BSS)- As Bangladesh made another record of highest 
total in one-day International cricket in their second match against Ireland, 
some of the cricketers also reached individual milestone at Sylhet 
International Cricket Stadium today.

Mushfiqur Rahim blasted a 60 ball-century in Bangladesh's 349-6, which is 
their highest total now, going past 338-6, a score that they piled up just 48 
hours ago in the first match against the same opponent at the same venue.

Mushfiqur's century came in the last ball of the innings when he clipped 
Graham Hume deep mid-wicket for a single. He faced just 60 balls to reach the 
magical figure and became the fastest centurion by a Bangladeshi batter, 
eclipsing his long term colleague Shakib Al Hasan. The talismanic allrounder 
Shakib took 63 balls when he reached his century against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo 
in 2009. It means Shakib's record were intact for 14 years before Mushfiqur 
finally overtook him.

Even though he became the fastest centurion by a Bangladeshi batter, in 
overall fastest century list, his name came in 33rd. Overall the fastest 
centurion of the world still is South African talisman AB de Villiers who 
brought up his century off just 31 balls against West Indies at Johannesburg 
in 2015. 

During his century, Mushfiqur also reached 7000 runs landmark as only third 
Bangladeshi batter after Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. His feat came in 
229 innings of 243 matches as he needed 55 runs to touch the milestone before 
this match. Tamim brought up his 7000 runs in 204 innings while Shakib needed 
216 innings.

Liton Das became the ninth Bangladeshi batter but joint fastest to reach 2000 
runs landmark. He reached the milestone in his 65 innings of 65 matches, the 
same number of innings that also Shahriar Nafees took. He made 70 runs in the 
match but touched the milestone during 55 runs. Overall South African great 
Hashim Amla is the fastest one to reach the 2000-run milestone bringing it up 
in 40 innings in 41 matches. 

Meanwhile, Captain Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi batter to reach 
15000 runs milestone in three formats of cricket during his 23 runs against 
Ireland in the second ODI. He scored 5082 runs in Test cricket, 8169 in ODIs 
and 1758 in T20 Internationals. 

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