31st ODI fifty for Shakib


Shakib Al Hasan completed his 31st ODI fifty in the first one-day international at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Monday.


He fell soon after his fifty leaving Bangladesh under a massive pressure.


After the dismissal of Tamim for 38, it is Shakib who has been taking chances against the Kiwis bowlers.


Shakib collected 59 runs off 54 balls, firing five boundaries and two over boundaries before caught by Southee and bowled by Ferguson in 27.3 overs.


Shakib holds numerous records in both domestic and international formats.


As of 2016, he has played over 250 matches and scored more than 8000 runs including 9 centuries in ODI’s, tests and T20 internationals, second most for a Bangladeshi cricketer.


In July 2015, he got his 200th ODI wicket. With this achievement, Shakib became the seventh member of the elite club with at least 4,000 runs and 200 wickets. Currently he is the leading wicket taker for Bangladesh on ODI’s.


He is also one of only three players to score a century and take 10 wickets in the same Test match.


His achievements on the pitch brought him numerous accolades, world and Asian XI call ups, Wisden recognition and established him as a national icon.