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Mushfiqur first Bangladeshi to reach 5,000 Test runs

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Update: 2022-05-18 13:14:52
Mushfiqur first Bangladeshi to reach 5,000 Test runs

Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to complete 5,000 Test runs on Wednesday (May 18) when the hosts faced Sri Lanka in Chattogram.

In his 81st Test, Mushfiqur resumed his innings on the fourth day of the first Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium 15 runs short of the milestone.

The batsman achieved it when he nudged Asitha Fernando towards fine leg in the 16th ov+er of the day for two runs.

Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal came close to it Tuesday when he struck 133 runs.

Tamim needed just 19 more to reach the 5,000-run mark. He, however, was forced to retire after the tea break on the third day with muscle cramps.

The wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur made his Test debut in 2005, five years after Bangladesh were awarded Test status.

He is also the first Bangladeshi to score a double hundred in Tests when he made 200, also against Sri Lanka, at Galle in 2013.

BDST: 1315 HRS, MAY 18, 2022

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