Shakib only third batsman to score 600 runs in a World Cup

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Shakib Al Hasan became only the third batsman to have crossed the mark of 600 runs in one edition of World Cup today.

Bangladesh are playing their last match in this World Cup — a dead rubber — against Pakistan at Lord’s today. Shakib who has been in exquisite form throughout the tournament, has reached another milestone in the flagship event.

The ace all-rounder was 58 runs shy off the 600-run mark in a single edition of World Cup when he came in to bat against Pakistan today. He reached the milestone when the 32-year old cut an outside off delivery from Shaheen Shah Afridi towards third man for a double in 30.3 overs.

With his 64-run knock off 77 balls today, Shakib has scored a total of 606 runs in the eight matches of this World Cup. Only two other players have scored more runs than Shakib in a single edition of World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 673 runs in 11 matches during the 2003 edition leads the chart and next to him is Australia’s Mathew Hayden who scored a total of 659 runs in the 2007 edition.

Shakib is also ninth in the list of all time World Cup run getters. The ace all-rounder has scored a total of 1146 runs in the 29 matches he played in World Cups. He remains ahead of players like Adam Gilchrist, Javed Miandad and Mahela Jayawardene.

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