Monday, December 5, 2022

Shakib Al Hasan achieves a rare feat


Yesterday, Bangladesh beat Afganistan. In this match, Shakib Al Hasan played an important role. He took five wickets and also scored a half-century. He becomes the first Bangladeshi player to do in the world cup.

Shakib Al Hasan took five wickets and conceded just 29 runs, and he made 51 runs in just 69 balls. Shakib is the second player to do so after Yuvraj Singh in the world cup. In the 2011 world cup, Yuvraj Singh achieved the same feat against Ireland. He took five wickets and just conceded just 31 runs and scored 50 runs in just 75 balls. Shakib al Hasan awarded with the man of the match award for his amazing performance.

After winning the MOM awards, Shakib Al Hasan said,

“It’s been great (the support from fans) throughout this World Cup. They have been supporting us from the first game and luckily we have started well and they have been supporting us all through so far. Hopefully, it will continue in the next few games as well. Five wickets obviously (which was special). It was important to bat deep and I had to really work hard for my 50 runs. Without Mushy (Rahim), we would not have got where we got. Others chipped in with the bat as well. Overall, it’s a team effort and we know it’s going to get tough with three spinners. “

“Before this World Cup, I was fully prepared; it’s the best I have prepared and it’s paying off. A combination of hard work and luck I guess (about his form in this tournament). Two more important games are coming up for us. India and Pakistan, we have to play to the best of our ability to win those matches, but this win will give us a lot of confidence.”

Best bowling figures by spinners in World Cup matches

5/16 – Shahid Afridi vs Kenya (2011)

5/21 – Paul Strang vs Kenya (1996)

5/23 – Shahid Afridi vs Canada (2011)

5/24 – Collins Obuya vs Sri Lanka (2003)

5/29 – Shaukat Dukanwala vs Neterland (1996)

5/29 – Shakib-al-Hasan     vs Afghanistan (2019)

Shakib-al-Hasan’s best figures in ODIs

5/29 vs Afghanistan, Southampton (2019)

5/47 vs Zimbabwe, Mirpur (2015)

4/16 vs Windies, Chattogram (2011)

4/33 vs New Zealand, Christchurch (2010)



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