Shakib Al Hasan becomes the fastest cricketer to reach 250 wickets and 5,000-plus runs double landmark in ODI cricket. He achieved the feat in his 198th ODI, reaching the mark faster than Sanath Jayasuriya (304 matches), Shahid Afridi 273 (matches), Jacques Kallis (296 matches) and Abdul Razzaq (234 matches), who are among those who have this double landmark record.
South Africa were cruising along nicely in chase of Tigers' total of 330 six before the world's top-placed ODI all-rounder struck in the 20th over, removing batsman Aiden Markram out bowled. Shakib had been waiting in the wings for a while with 249 wickets to his name before he clinched the record with this wicket. The all-rounder did not pick up a wicket in the recently concluded tri-series in Ireland but it allowed him to attain the special record in this World Cup opener for the Tigers. He has scored 5717 runs with the bat and played a special innings of 75 today against South Africa where he combined with Mushfiqur Rahim in a record World Cup partnership for the Tigers.