Mushfiqur Rahim hits Bangladesh’s fastest ODI century, completes 7,000 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Seasoned batter Mushfiqur Rahim scripted history on Monday by scoring Bangladesh’s fastest ODI century and in the process also completed 7,000 ODI runs during the second one-dayer against Ireland in Sylhet.
Mushfiqur 60-ball century bettered Shakib Al Hasan’s record of a 63-ball ODI hundred made against Zimbabwe in 2009.
He also became the third Bangladeshi player after Tamim Iqbal and Shakib to reach 7000 ODI runs mark.
Fresh from beating England 3-0 in T20s, Mushfiqur was unbeaten on 100 off just 60 balls, while Najmul Hossain and Liton Das added 73 and 70 runs respectively.

This helped the hosts break their record of 338-8 set only in the previous match, which they won by 183 runs to give them a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Sent in to bat first, Bangladesh began cautiously in slightly overcast conditions before Liton and skipper Tamim Iqbal grew in confidence to put on 42 runs.
Tamim was run out for 23 with a direct throw from Mark Adair before Liton and Najmul added 101 runs for the second wicket.


Graham Hume, Ireland’s most successful bowler with 3-58, removed Shakib Al Hasan (17) and Najmul in successive overs after Andy McBrine took the wicket of Liton.
However, Mushfiqur and Towhid Hridoy then took the bowling by storm to add 128 runs in just 13 overs for the fifth wicket.
Towhid fell for 49 but Mushfiqur continued his terrific batting to bring his ninth ODI hundred with a single in the last ball of the innings.
(With AFP inputs)

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