Shakib al Hasan is the fifth all-rounder in the history of the game to achieve the landmark, but he reached there by playing less number of games than any of the previous four
Ace Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan made yet another record in his illustrious career as the left-hander became the fastest player to score 5000-plus runs and take 250 wickets in ODIs.
Prior to the Tigers opening match in the World Cup against South Africa Sunday at the Oval, Shakib had scored 5,717 runs and bagged 249 wickets in ODIs and he needed just one wicket to achieve that feat.
Shakib took the wicket of Aiden Markram by cleaning him up in the fourth ball of the 20th over during South Africa’s chase to enter into the history book.
He is the fifth all-rounder in the history of the game to achieve the landmark, but he reached there by playing less number of games than any of the previous four.
The other four all-rounders are South Africa’s Jacques Kallis, Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzak.
@BCBtigers made the best possible start in the @cricketworldcup 2019 as they posted a commanding total of 330 runs batting first against @OfficialCSA in their opening match at the Oval in London Sunday.https://t.co/B1bb2h5S6q#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BANGLADESH #CRICKET #CSA #SA— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) June 2, 2019
Shakib helped the Tigers score a good total of 330 with his 75-run innings off 84 balls after they were asked to bat first.
The left-hander was out off the first ball of Jasprit Bumrah in their practice match against India, but seemed to carry his form of Ireland, where he made 50 not out, 29 and 61 not out in his three innings in the recently-concluded tri-nation ODI series, to help Bangladesh.
Shakib had suffered a finger injury in early 2018 and that injury has affected his play ever since as he a missed few crucial international matches.
But he seemed determined for a good World Cup show and during the Ireland tri-series, he looked a lot fitter and later, he informed that he lost 6kgs of weight in the last four weeks.
Shakib said he has been preparing himself for the World Cup by controlling his diet and working hard to become fitter.
@Mahmudullah30 usually bats at crucial positions in the Tigers’ batting line-up as he often he has to do the job of finishing the match or scoring quick runs in the death overs.https://t.co/Yi1UpbN1ZZ#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BANGLADESHCRICKET #BANGLADESH #CRICKET #MAHMUDULLAH— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) June 2, 2019
“I have been preparing myself for the last two months for the World Cup. I have worked really hard. This is probably the best effort I have given in the last eight-nine years. I have done every possible thing to become fitter. I think I am in a good position now,” Shakib said in the first week of May.
Shakib entered into the World Cup as the No 1 ODI all-rounder according to the latest ICC ranking by leapfrogging Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan.
Bangladesh head coach Steve Rhodes also said prior to the tournament that Shakib has a point to prove why he is No 1 in the world.
BANGLADESH INNINGS R B
Tamim c De Kock b Phehlukwayo 16 29
Soumya c De Kock b Morris 42 30
Shakib b Tahir 75 84
Mushfiq c Van der Dussen b Phehlukwayo 78 80
Mithun b Tahir 21 21
Mahmudullah not out 46 33
Mosaddek c Phehlukwayo b Morris 26 20
Miraz not out 5 3
Extras (lb 9, w 12) 21
Total (50 Overs) 330/6
Fall Of Wickets
1-60 (Tamim), 2-75 (Soumya), 3-217 (Shakib), 4-242 (Mithun), 5-250 (Mushfiq), 6-316 (Mosaddek)
Ngidi 4-0-34-0, Rabada 10-0-57-0, Phehlukwayo 10-1-52-2, Morris 10-0-73-2, Markram 5-0-38-0, Tahir 10-0-57-2, Duminy 1-0-10-0
SOUTH AFRICA INNINGS R B
De Kock run out (Mushfiq) 23 32
Markram b Shakib 45 56
Du Plessis b Miraz 62 53
Miller c Miraz b Mustafizur 38 43
Van der Dussen b Saifuddin 41 38
Duminy b Mustafizur 45 37
Phehlukwayo c Shakib b Saifuddin 8 13
Morris c Soumya b Mustafizur 10 10
Rabada not out 13 9
Tahir not out 10 10
Extras (b 4, nb 1, w 9) 14
Total (50 Overs) 309/8
Fall Of Wickets
1-49 (De Kock), 2-102 (Markram), 3-147 (Du Plessis), 4-202 (Miller), 5-228 (Van der Dussen), 6-252 (Phehlukwayo), 7-275 (Morris), 8-287 (Duminy)
Mustafizur 10-0-67-3, Miraz 10-0-44-1, Saifuddin 8-1-57-2, Shakib 10-0-50-1, Mosaddek 6-0-38-0
Bangladesh won by 21 runs
MoM: Shakib al Hasan