CHATTOGRAM: Bangladesh veteran Shakib Al Hasan became the first player from his country to pick up 300 wickets in the One-Day internationals.
The top-ranked all-rounder in white-ball cricket, Shakib, achieved the milestone during Bangladesh’s 50-run victory over England in the third ODI in Chattogram.
The 35-year-old took four wickets in the match to register his name into record books as Bangladesh’s first and overall 14th player in men’s 50-over cricket to take 300 wickets.
On the list of leading wicket-takers in the ODI format, Shakib has a chance to leapfrog many greats of the game if he continues to play till the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup, scheduled later this year in India. Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Murlitharan and Pakistan’s Wasim Akram are first and second on the list with 534 and 502 wickets respectively.
The left-hander showed great all-round heroics during the match as he top-scored for his side with a superb 75 before unsettling England’s batting lineup with impressive bowling figures of 4/35 from 10 overs.
The victory took Bangladesh to fourth place on the current Super League standings, with the top eight teams at the completion of the Super League qualifying directly for the Cricket World Cup at the end of the year.