DHAKA Ace opener Tamim Iqbal became the second
Bangladeshi batsman to hit a triple century in the first class cricket on
Sunday during a Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) game at the Sher-e-Bangla
National Cricket Stadium.
Playing for Islami Bank East Zone, in the first round game of the
franchise-based first class tournament BCL, Tamim remained unbeaten on 334
against Walton Central Zone.
In doing so, he registered the highest individual score in Bangladesh's
first class cricket, eclipsing the 313 of Roqibul Hasan.
Roqibul was the first to achieve the historic feat playing for Barishal
during a National Cricket League (NCL) against Sylhet Division in 2007.
Tamim scored his unbeaten 334 off 426 deliveries, smashing 42 fours and
three sixes as East Zone declared their first innings for a mammoth 555-2
following Central Zone's first innings score of 213.
The southpaw who began the third day on 222, reached 300 off 407 balls
before clobbering a few fours and sixes as East Zone piled up the runs to
declare their innings after lunch.
Roqibul was in the opponent's tent, when Tamim reached 314 to surpass his
score for Bangladesh's highest individual scorer. He quickly came to the ace
opener to congratulate him.
This was another milestone in an illustrious career of Tamim, who is the
only player in the history who tops the run chart for his country in all
three formats of cricket.
East zone decided to declare the innings, when Tamim reached 334, a score
that is the highest individual score of the unarguably the greatest batsman
of the cricket-Sir Don Bradman.
With Tamim scoring the triple ton, Bangladesh saw this sort of feat after
13 years but Nasir Hossain came close in 2018 season before missing the
triple ton by five runs.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)