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Shakib Al Hasan reaches 7000-run milestone in ODIs

UNB . Dhaka
18 Mar 2023 16:53:37 | Update: 18 Mar 2023 18:17:03
Shakib Al Hasan reaches 7000-run milestone in ODIs
Shakib Al Hasan plays a shot during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between Bangladesh and Ireland at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet on March 18, 2023 — AFP Photo

Bangladesh's star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has completed 7000 runs in ODIs.

He achieved the milestone during the first ODI of the three-match series against Ireland in Sylhet on Saturday, when he scored 24 runs.

Shakib took 228 matches and 216 innings to score 7000 runs in ODIs, becoming the second Bangladeshi batsman after Tamim Iqbal to reach this feat.

During his ODI career, Shakib has scored nine centuries and 52 half-centuries and has also taken 300 wickets in the same format.

In addition, Shakib is the third player to score over 7000 runs and take 300 or more wickets in ODIs, after Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka and Shahid Afridi of Pakistan.

Ireland won the toss in the first match of the series and opted to bat first. In Sylhet, Bangladesh played four ODIs earlier and won all of those matches.