STRATOSPHERIC SHAKIB | Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 25, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:42 PM, June 25, 2019

STRATOSPHERIC SHAKIB

  • Shakib Al Hasan becomes the only player to score 1,000 runs and take 30 wickets in World Cup history.
  • With yesterday’s fifer, Shakib Al Hasan became the first Bangladeshi man to take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match.
  • His figures of 10-1-29-5 are the best bowling figures for Bangladesh in World Cups and are the best bowling figures in the 2019 World Cup.
  • The only other player who scored 50-plus runs and took a five-wicket haul in the same World Cup match was Yuvraj Singh against Ireland in the 2011 edition. Shakib joins Yuvraj and Kapil Dev as the only players to have scored a century and claimed a fifer in a World Cup.
  • After yesterday’s performance, Shakib has the most wickets and most runs by a Bangladeshi in World Cups. He also climbed to top of the run-getters’ list in this World Cup.
  • Shakib became the only player with 400+ runs and 10 wickets in a World Cup.
  • Shakib became the first player in World Cup history to score two centuries and claim two 4-wicket hauls. Both centuries came in this edition while on fifer came against New Zealand in 2015.
  • Shakib also became the first Bangladeshi to win three player-of-the-match awards in World Cups.

     

Shakib Al Hasan continued his terrific run in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup as the champion all-rounder once again remained instrumental for the Tigers with both bat and ball against Afghanistan yesterday. The left hander struck his fifth fifty-plus total in the flagship event, scoring 51 off 69 balls on a pitch which was tough for batting against the heavily equipped Afghan spin attack. The fact that Shakib struck just a single boundary during his fifty reflects the amount of responsibility the experienced cricketer took during the innings. He along with Mushfiqur Rahim added a 61-run third wicket stand, which laid the foundation for a challenging 262 for seven total in fifty overs. Shakib was also on top with his left-arm spin as the southpaw remained economical while providing a breakthrough for Bangladesh when he picked up the wicket of Afghanistan opener Rahmat Shah before going on to scalp another four wickets.


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