Mushfiqur second to hit 14,000 int’l runs for Bangladesh
Mushfiqur Rahim's stellar outing with the bat against Ireland in the one-off Test in Mirpur, which ended with Bangladesh winning by seven wickets today, saw him cross the 14000-run mark in international cricket.
He is now the second Bangladesh batter after Tamim Iqbal to have achieved the landmark. While Tamim has gone past 15k runs, Shakib Al Hasan is next in line to join Mushfiqur, trailing by 115 runs.
Mushfiqur, who has now played 432 matches across all formats, was eight short of the milestone after he scored 126 in the first innings. The 35-year-old went on to quick-fire a fifty off 47 balls and then struck the winning run to end up unbeaten on 51 as the Tigers chased down 138-run target with ease, before the second session ended on the fourth day. Mushfiqur was adjudged as the player of the match.