Tamim becomes second Bangladeshi triple centurion in first class cricket

Ruben Hill
February 5, 2020

With this, Tamim, who is the all-time highest run-getter for Bangladesh in all three formats combined with 12879 worldwide runs, also notched up the highest individual score in the Bangladesh first-class history. Raqibul was incidentally on the field - in the opposition - when Tamim reached the landmark. Playing for the East Zone, the southpaw admitted that the wicket was a good batting surface having nothing on offer for the bowlers. It is the highest individual score in Bangladesh cricket. Tamim'sknock came off 426 balls at a strike-rate of 78.40 and was laced with 42 fours and three sixes.

Tamim, named in the Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi from February 7-11, returned to domestic first-class cricket to prepare for the top flight. "The wicket was playing good and the wicket was not spinning or doing that much and so I kept it very simple". After scoring three hundred, I took some chances.

National stalwart Tamim Iqbal on Sunday said that he never even thought of scoring a triple hundred and claimed that his unbeaten innings of 334 runs would always hold a special place in his heart. "And I was looking for boundary options rather than hitting over boundaries", said Tamim after his historic feat. He said that it's a special feeling to have played the marathon knock. He further adds that he only started thinking about the triple century once he reached 260-270 to not disturb his focus, which might have resulted in his wicket. When I touched 280, then I started thinking about it.

'Actually I was very determined. "But if I thought about it more, it would have been a bit harder for me to do it". Everyone has a dream but I never thought that it will happen in this match, ' Tamim told reporters in Mirpur after his innings. I was feeling that if I concentrated too much on it, my batting could have been hampered. Tamim remained it once more today in BCL. I am happy with my performance and hope that I can continue this form.

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