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A match of milestones

Tamim reaches 8,000 ODI runs, Liton reaches 5,000 international runs
Staff Correspondent
06 Aug 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 06 Aug 2022 00:21:34
A match of milestones

Bangladesh had a couple of personal milestones achieved in the first One-Day International of their three-match series against Zimbabwe in Harare as skipper Tamim Iqbal reached 8,000 runs in the format, and Liton Das reached 5,000 international runs.

Tamim and Liton scored fifties in the match as the former was out on 62, and the latter retired hurt due to a hamstring injury on 81.

Tamim, who started the match on 7,943 runs, went on to score his 54th ODI fifty to reach the milestone. He cut Sikandar Raza for four to go past 8,000 runs.

He is the first Bangladesh batsman to do so as no other Bangladesh batsman even has 7,000. Shakib Al Hasan is the second on the list with 6,775 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim is at a close third with 6,749 runs.

Tamim took 227 innings to reach the milestone and is the 33rd batsman in cricket history to do so.

Liton also had an achievement of his own as he went past 5,000 runs in international cricket. He is the seventh Bangladesh batsman to do so.

He currently has 5,028 international runs, including eight centuries and 27 fifties.

Bangladesh also had a team record as all of their top four- Tamim, Liton, Anamul Haque, and Mushfiqur Rahim – went past fifty. This is only the second time such happened for Bangladesh, the first was against Pakistan in 2014.