Shakib Al Hasan Creates History in ODI Match

Bangladesh pulled off a stunning victory against England in the third one-day international in Chittagong on Monday, thanks to an outstanding all-round performance by Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib top-scored with 75 to guide Bangladesh to 246 and then claimed 4-35 to help bowl out England for 196 in 43.1 overs, ending the series with a 2-1 defeat.

Shakib’s performance was truly remarkable as he became the first-ever cricketer to score 50 and take at least four wickets in the same ODI on four occasions. Former superstars Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle did it three times during their respective careers.

Match Highlights

Ebadot Hossain and Taijul Islam also played their part in the win with two wickets each. Mushfiqur Rahim and Najmul Hossain Shanto chipped in with 70 and 53 runs, respectively, with the bat.

Despite a cracking start from Jason Roy and Phil Salt, England was unable to recover after losing three wickets in the space of eight balls, leaving them on the ropes at 55-3. 

Shakib broke the partnership, dismissing Salt for 35, before bowling out Roy for 19 in his next over.

Aside from this, England handed an ODI debut to 18-year-old leg-spinner Rehan, who finished with a modest 1-62.

The match was not well attended, with the grandstands predominantly empty, much to the dismay of some cricket commentators. Nevertheless, England will take away useful practice from playing on tricky South Asian pitches ahead of the ODI World Cup in India later this year.

Shakib’s final spell saw him reach 300 ODI wickets, and he thought he had his fifth five-wicket haul in ODIs after Jofra Archer was given out LBW, but the decision was reversed on review. Mustafizur Rahman ended the fight of Chris Woakes, who made 34, in the next over to end the contest.

Shakib’s Record

An incredible achievement by an incredible player. Congrats to @Sah75official bhai on reaching 300 wickets milestone in ODI as the first Bangladeshi. 🇧🇩

— Nurul Hasan Sohan (@sohan18official) March 6, 2023


When Shakib scored his final spell, he became the first Bangladeshi bowler to take 300 wickets in One Day Internationals.

This latest achievement for Shakib comes after he took the wicket of Rehan Ahmed in the third ODI against England in Chattogram. In addition to this record, he’s become the third all-rounder to score more than 6000 runs and take 300-plus wickets in ODIs, joining the ranks of Sanath Jayasuriya and Shahid Afridi.

Shakib is now the third left-arm spinner to reach this landmark after Daniel Vettori and Jayasuriya.

He’s also Bangladesh’s highest wicket-taker in Tests and T20Is, with 231 and 128 wickets, respectively. And if that wasn’t enough, he’s currently the fifth-highest wicket-taker in T20s with a whopping 443 scalps to his name.

It’s not just his wicket-taking ability that makes Shakib stand out, though. He’s also a fantastic all-round fielder, having taken 50 catches in T20s to go along with his 400-plus wickets.

After the Match

Player-of-the-match Shakib said Bangladesh could take some optimism from the way they performed in the three-match series: “We’ve been very good at home in the last five to seven years. Unfortunately, we lost this series, but I think we showed a lot of character today, so we can take credit for it.”

The two teams will now play a three-match T20 international series, with the first match scheduled for March 9 in Chittagong. 

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