Tamim Terrific

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is delighted after reaching a milestone during the first test against Pakistan at Khulna Stadium. Photo: STAR

Tamim Iqbal smashed his way into the record books with the highest score for Bangladesh in test matches with his superb knock of 206 runs from 278 balls in the first test match against Pakistan today at Khulna Stadium.

His first double century was only the second of such a milestone achieved by a Bangladeshi batsman after Mushfiqur Rahim’s 200 against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2013.

Tamim was also instrumental in the highest opening stand in test matches as he and Imrul Kayes put up 312 runs in the second innings of this match. Moreover, the partnership was also the highest in terms of runs for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal
Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal reacts after scoring a century (100 runs) during the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at The Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on May 1, 2015. Photo: AFP


Tamim was his usual self from ball one and dictated terms to the Pakistan bowlers with sheer disdain. He didn’t let any loose ball go unpunished in his knock and spanked the opposition bowlers all around the park with seventeen fours and seven soaring sixes.

The southpaw from Chittagong made sure the tempo of his innings didn’t drop for any length of time as he kept the scoreboard ticking with ones and twos besides hitting the big shots to the delight of the home crowd.

In the last three test matches Tamim played, his scores read: 109, 20, 109, 65, 25 and 206. Surely the best way of silencing his critics...don't you think?



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