|| CF Correspondent ||
Ace opener Tamim Iqbal registered Bangladesh’s highest individual score when he scored an unbeaten 334 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 brought up this unique feat as the only second Bangladeshi batsman.
In doing so, he went past highest individual score in Bangladesh’s first class cricket, eclipsing the 313 of Roqibul Hasan, who was the only member in the country’s triple ton club before Tamim joined him.
Roqibul achieved 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 for two following Central Zone's first innings score of 213.
The southpaw who started the third day on 222, reached 300 off 407 balls before smashing 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 format 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.