5 wickets gave me more pleasure: Shakib Al Hasan after equalling Yuvraj Singh’s World Cup record

first_imgShakib Al Hasan on Monday equalled Yuvraj Singh’s World Cup record of scoring a fifty and picking up five-wicket haul in the same match to lead Bangladesh to a 62-run victory over Afghanistan in Southampton.Shakib Al Hasan registered career-best figures of 5 for 29 in 10 overs and became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to pick up a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match as they bowled out Afghanistan for 200 while defending 262 for 7 at the Hampshire Bowl.Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was the first cricketer in World Cup history to bag 5 wickets and score a fifty in a match. Yuvi had achieved the feat against Ireland in the 2011 edition, when he got 5 for 31 and scored 50 not out in the match which India won by 5 wickets in Bengaluru.Shakib’s bowling figures were the best by a Bangladeshi cricketer in World Cups and the second best by a spinner from the country in ODI cricket.Shakib’s figures today were the best ever recorded by a Bangladeshi player in a World Cup match #CWC19 | #RiseOfTheTigers pic.twitter.com/jv7LKmj93QCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2019He also scored 51 runs with the bat and went past David Warner as the highest run-scorer in World Cup 2019 but it was his second five-wicket haul in ODIs that gave him more pleasure in this match.”Crowd support has been great throughout this World Cup. Luckily we started well so the fans have been behind us. I think the five wickets gave me greater pleasure. I had to work really hard for the fifty.advertisement”Mushfiqur played an important knock, without him we wouldn’t have got the runs. We knew it was going to be tough with their three spinners, so it needed a team effort.”I did work really hard before the World Cup, I was well prepared. The best I could ever be prepared. It’s paying off. Definitely want it to carry on. Two more important games are coming up for us. India and Pakistan, we have to play to the best of our ability to win those matches but this win will give us a lot of confidence,” Shakib said after being adjudged man-of-the-match.The man of the moment!#BANvAFG | #RiseOfTheTigers | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/NozCozxhZECricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2019Shakib was also involved in a 61-run partnership for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim, who top-scored with 83 runs.Shakib’s knock of 51 was his fifth 50-plus score in six innings and he also became the first Bangladesh batsman to score 1000 World Cup runs.Best bowling figures for in World CupsMost wickets for in World CupsMost runs for in World CupsMost runs of anyone in #CWC19Ladies and gentlemen, Shakib Al Hasan.#RiseOfTheTigers pic.twitter.com/YR47zbcstgCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 24, 2019Overall, he is the 19th batsman to go past the 1000-run mark in World Cup history. Shakib, who has played 4 World Cups from 2007 to 2019, reached the milestone in his 27th World Cup match.Shakib has amassed 476 runs so far in 6 innings at an average of 95.20 with two hundreds and three fifties. He also has 10 wickets to his name at 30.10 with one five-wicket haul.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Bangladesh ride on all-round Shakib Al Hasan to inflict 7th-straight defeat on AfghanistanAlso Read | Shakib Al Hasan 1st Bangladesh batsman to score 1000 World Cup runsAlso Read | Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Highlights, ICC World Cup 2019last_img read more