Mushfiqur becomes third Bangladeshi to reach 6000run club

DHAKA, Wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim became the third Bangladeshi batsman to reach 6000 runs in ODI cricket during the second ODI against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.

He reached the coveted milestone after Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. He was just shy of eight runs before the match and didn't take time to reach the milestone as he pushes a delivery of Akila Dananjaya to squareleg for a single to achieve the feat.

As Bangladesh were struggling against Lankans in their mustwin game, Mushfiur resisted alone almost.

Tamim Iqbal however is the highest scorer for Bangladesh 6,892 runs in 203 ODI's. He has 11 centuries and 47 halfcenturies under his belt.

Shakib scored 6,323 runs in 206 matches with nine centuries and 47 half centuries.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)