Tamim Iqbal first Bangladeshi to complete 5,000 ODI runs

Tamim Iqbal  first Bangladeshi to complete 5,000 ODI runs:

Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to complete the 5,000 runs in one-day internationals during the third one-day international against England at Chittagong on Wednesday.

Tamim, who was playing his 159 ODIs, needed 38 runs to achieve the feat having struck 17 and 14 in the previous two matches of the series. He reached the milestone in style pulling Ben Stokes for boundary through midwicket that also brought up Bangladesh’s 100 runs in the 22nd overs.

Local hero Tamim hit Stokes, who was engaged in a heated argument with him after the second ODI in Dhaka, for another boundary off the next ball. Tamim was finally dismissed by Adil Rashid for 45 runs as James Vince took the catch at at short midwicket. He has now 5,007 runs, just one short of India’s Rohit Sharma, who played 148 ODIs.

Team-mate Shakib Al Hasan remained hot on the heels with 4,562 runs before the match. Tamim also has the highest 3118 runs in Tests and 1154 runs in Twenty20 internationals for Bangladesh.

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