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Published on January 13th, 2017 | by CricketSoccer Desk

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Shakib Al Hasan third Tiger to reach 3000 Test runs

Wellington, New Zealand: Shakib Al Hasan is the third cricketer from Bangladesh to compile three thousand Test runs, the dynamic all-rounder reached the landmark during the second day of the first Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand at the Basin Reserve on Friday.

The left-handed batsman needed 71 runs to reach the landmark before the start of the Test match, he was given a life at 4 and capitalize on his good fortune. Shakib who is considered to be one of the best all-rounder in the world eventually was dismissed for a magnificent 217, the highest Test score by a Bangladeshi cricketer.

He erased the previous record of 206 set by Tamin Iqbal 206 against Pakistan at Khulna in 2015. His splendid innings was compiled from 276 balls with 31 boundaries.

Shakib is also only the fourth sub continental player to score 3000 runs and take 150 wickets in Test cricket. He has a tally of 159 with his slow left-arm orthodox bowling. The others are Kapil Dev and Ravi Shastri from India and the legendary Imran Khan of Pakistan.

Here is the complete list

Shakib Al Hasan 217 267 30 0 78.65 1 v New Zealand Wellington 12 Jan 2017 investigate this query
Tamim Iqbal 206 448 278 17 7 74.10 3 v Pakistan Khulna 28 Apr 2015 investigate this query
Mushfiqur Rahim 200 437 321 22 1 62.30 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 8 Mar 2013 investigate this query
Mohammad Ashraful 190 499 417 20 1 45.56 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 8 Mar 2013 investigate this query
Mominul Haque 181 377 274 27 0 66.05 2 v New Zealand Chittagong 9 Oct 2013

Here is the list of players who scored 3000 runs in Bangladesh

NB: Mushfiqur Rahim with 2812 Test runs is the next closest after Shakib to the landmark of 3000 Test runs.

Player Span Runs Ave

100

50

Tamim Iqbal 2008-2017

3405

40.53

8

20

Habibul Bashar 2000-2008

3026

30.87

3

24

Shakib Al Hasan 2007-2017

3002

40.02

3

20

Mushfiqur Rahim 2005-2017

2812

32.69

3

16

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