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Mushfiq reaches 5000 ODI runs

  • Published at 06:51 pm September 23rd, 2018
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The right-hander achieved the feat in Bangladesh’s Super Four game against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi Sunday

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has emerged as the third Bangladeshi to reach 5000 ODI runs. The right-hander achieved the feat in Bangladesh’s Super Four game against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi Sunday.

Mushfiq started the game on 4993 runs in 175 innings at an average of 33.73. He went on to make 33 off 52 balls, taking his ODI tally to 5026 before getting dismissed through a bizarre run out to leave Bangladesh reeling on 87 for the loss of five wickets in the 21st over. 

The right-handed batsman before his dismissal had partnered with opener Liton Das to put on 63 for the third wicket. Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal and all-rounder Shakib al Hasan are the two other Bangladeshis to have registered the feat. 

Tamim was the first Bangladeshi to reach the feat in 2016 while Shakib touched the milestone last year. In 181 innings, Tamim has 6307 ODI runs under his belt, thus topping the list. 

Tamim is followed by Shakib, who has made 5482 runs in 192 innings till date. 

Mushfiq had started the Asia Cup with a bang through a match-winning 144 against Sri Lanka. However, like the other Bangladesh batters, he was part of the batting failure Sunday.