ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Shakib Al Hasan Creates A New Record After Breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s Record
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is in a dream form in the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. On Friday (5th July), Shakib has created a new record in CWC history after breaking the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s record. However, Shakib’s new record is also in the danger as it can be broken soon in this tournament.
Bangladesh, who have hugely impressed in the ongoing CWC, are playing their last match of this tournament on Friday. In this match, they have faced another Asian team Pakistan at Lord’s (London).
After winning the toss, Pakistan managed the first innings total of 315/9 (50 overs). Chasing down this big target, Bangladesh top-order batsmen lost their wickets at regular intervals. Once again, the senior cricketer Shakib Al Hasan tried hard to rescue his team with the bat. He hit a half-century in this match which was his seventh 50+ score in this tournament. The left-handed batsman scored 64 runs off 77 balls before losing his wicket.
Shakib Al Hasan is the first player to score 600+ runs in the preliminary stages of a CWC edition
Shakib Al Hasan now becomes the first player to score 600 runs in the preliminary stages of a CWC edition. In the 2019 CWC, the left-handed batsman scored 606 runs in eight innings with an average of 86.57. Out of these eight innings of this tournament, he posted seven 50+ scores, including two centuries.
The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the previous most run-scorer in the preliminary stages of a CWC edition. Before Shakib’s 600+ runs in this tournament, Sachin scored the most runs of 586 runs in the preliminary stages of 2003 CWC.
However, Shakib is the third batsman to score 600+ runs in a CWC edition. Sachin Tendulkar and the former Australian opener Matthew Hayden were the first two batsmen to achieve this feat. In the 2003 CWC, Sachin scored the record 673 runs. Meanwhile, Hayden scored 659 runs in 2007 CWC.
Also, Shakib Al Hasan becomes the second batsman to score seven 50+ scores in a CWC edition. Sachin Tendulkar also scored seven 50+ scores in the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Till the date, no other players have scored more than five 50+ scores in a CWC edition.
Three batsmen are chasing the Bangladesh all-rounder
On the other hand, the Indian opener Rohit Sharma and both the Aussie openers David Warner & Aaron Finch are also close to scoring 600 runs in the preliminary stage of the ongoing 2019 CWC. Rohit Sharma has scored 544 runs in seven innings (average 90.66) while Warner and Finch have scored 516 (average 73.71) and 504 runs (average 63.00) respectively after both playing eight innings
Warner, Finch and Rohit all will play their last respective round-robin stage matches of this tournament on Saturday (6th July). On this day, while India will face Sri Lanka at Leeds, Australia will play against South Africa at Manchester. All of them are not far away to even surpass Shakib Al Hasan’s latest achievement.
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