CWC 19: Shakib Al Hasan Matches Yuvraj Singh’s Record For Best All Round Performance in World Cup

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Published by Amrit Santlani on 25 Jun 2019

Shakib Al Hasan turned back the clock against Afghanistan in the World Cup, to remind the cricketing fraternity of the talent he possesses. The Bangladeshi all-rounder became only the second cricketer in history to do the double of taking a five-wicket haul and score a fifty in the same World Cup match.

The first man to achieve that feat was none other than Yuvraj Singh, who achieved the feat on March 6, 2011, when he ended up with bowling figures of 10-0-31-5 against Ireland and hit 50* off 75 balls to help India win their group match.

Incidentally, Shakib and Yuvraj are the only two left-arm spinners to take five-wicket hauls in World Cups.

Against Afghanistan in Southampton on Monday, Shakib scored 51 in the first innings as Bangladesh posted a total of 262/7 in 50 overs. In the second innings, he ran through the entire Afghanistan middle order, finishing with figures of 5/29 in his 10 overs. He took the wickets of Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, and Najibullah Zadran.

Shakib also scripted a feat that had never been done before. He has become the first person in history to score more than 1000 runs and take more than 30 wickets in World Cup history. No player, across countries, has done this unique double.

Shakib is also the first Bangladesh bowler to take a five-wicket haul in World Cups. He is the first Bangladesh batsman to score 1000 runs in history of World Cups.

Shakib is also the first player to score 400+ runs & take 10 or more wickets in a single World Cup, with two more matches remaining in the round-robin phase. He is also only the third player after Kapil Dev and Yuvraj Singh to score a century and take a five-wicket haul in the same World Cup.

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