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Tamim’s unique record in ODI pace innings in BPL

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Tamim pushed Nasum Ahmed’s first ball towards slip in the 12th over. From there, the fielder’s throw did not go well, Tamim got the chance and ran out. He scored 35 runs off 27 balls. The name of the Bangladeshi opener was written in a great milestone. Tamim became the first player to score 3000 runs in BPL.

Tamim’s Fortune Barisal faced Khulna Tigers today in the second match of the third day in BPL. The Bangladeshi left-handed opener played an innings of 35 runs from 24 balls en route to defeating Rangpur Riders by 5 wickets in their first match. It was confirmed that day, Tamim needs 35 more runs to reach the milestone of 3000 runs.

The 34-year-old Bangladeshi opener returned to 22 yards after about four months with that match against Rangpur. The return was not bad. On the one hand the highest run innings of the match, on the other hand the team’s win… that too against Shakib’s team which has been in the discussion of duel recently. In the post-match press conference, Tamim said that after that innings, he will not feel that he has been out of the field for so long. Even an innings of 35 runs will give him the confidence to play well in the next matches.

He showed confidence today against Khulna. He didn’t play at all, his innings of 40 runs from 33 balls can be called a great ‘One Day’ pace. At the beginning of the wicket, he played a bit cautiously. Then he slowly came out of the shell. In the fourth over of the innings, Tamim hit the first ball of Nahidul Islam over midwicket for the first time. Then this trend continues.

Barisal lost the first wicket by only 14 runs, but Tamim continued to bat naturally in the second wicket with Soumya Sarkar. Soumya (22 runs from 10 balls) was run out due to a misunderstanding in the team’s 60 runs, but Tamim kept Barisal’s run wheel moving along with Mushfiq at the other end.

Before today, Tamim played 91 matches in BPL and scored 2965 runs (in 89 innings). Until today’s match, Tamim has scored 25 fifties and 2 centuries in the franchise league of Bangladesh.

In today’s match, Tamim became the first cricketer to score 3000 runs in BPL. Mushfiqur Rahim, the second highest run-scorer in the BPL, is also playing in the same team as Tamim. However, he is also behind by a small margin. Mushfiqur played an amazing innings of 68 runs today, after this innings his runs in BPL are 2976.


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