Mushfiqur tops Tamim to become leading run-scorer

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Mushfiqur tops Tamim to become leading run-scorer

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:24 PM, 24 February 2020  

Mushfiqur Rahim after touble century

Mushfiqur Rahim after touble century

Mushfiqur Rahim surpassed fellow batsman Tamim Iqbal to become the top run-scorer in Test cricket during his unbeaten 203-run knock against Zimbabwe today. This is the 3rd double ton for the wicketkeeper-batsman, who is the first double centurion for Bangladesh also, he scored the first double century against Sri Lanka, his 2nd double century (219) also come against Zimbabwe and which is the highest individual score for any Bangladeshi. 

With the help of Mushfiqur Rahim's 3rd double ton, Bangladesh declared their first innings on 560/6, with a first-innings lead of 295. By the time the stumps were drawn, the visitors were 9 for 2. Nayeem Hasan took both wickets. 

Mushfiqur made 203 off 318 balls, with the help of 28 boundaries, last of which, a fierce cut past point brought up his third double century off 315 balls.

Mushfiqur Rahim is leading run-scorer with 4413 runs in 70 matches while Tamim Iqbal made 4405 runs in 60 Tests. Shakib Al Hasan remained 3rd position in the list with 3862 runs in 56 matches.

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