Shakib Al Hasan becomes third batsman after Sachin, Hayden to score over 600 runs in a World Cup

Shakib Al Hasan Record: Shakib Al Hasan has become the third cricketer in the world after Sachin Tendulkar and Mathew Hayden to score more than 600 runs in a World Cup series.

Jul 6, 2019 10:56 IST
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Shakib Al Hasan Record: Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan has become the third cricketer in the world after Sachin Tendulkar and Mathew Hayden to score more than 600 runs in a World Cup series. Sachin Tendulkar had scored 673 runs during the 2003 World Cup, while Mathew Hayden had scored 659 runs during the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

The Bangladeshi cricketer, however, broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of maximum runs scored in world cup group stage matches. Shakib ended his World Cup campaign with 606 runs in world cup group stage, which is more than Sachin’s 586 runs in the group stage of 2003 World Cup. Shakib Al Hasan also has the ninth highest runs in World Cup history with 1146 runs in 29 matches.

Shakib Al Hasan with his 66 runs against Pakistan on July 5, 2019 also became the first-ever batsman to make 8 consecutive 40+ scores in World Cup history. Shakib crossed half century in all of his 7 innings in ICC World Cup 2019. The only time he made 41 runs was against Australia.

Despite being a part of a team that got knockout out of the world cup tournament, Shakib currently leads the highest run scorer list in World Cup 2019 with 606 runs, overtaking Rohit Sharma who has 544 runs so far in this world cup. Shakib became the leading world cup run scorer with five fifties and two centuries.

The Test and T20 skipper of Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan has also became the first-ever player to have scored more than 500 runs and taken more than 10 wickets in a single World Cup. He also became the second player to score fifty and take a five wicket-haul in a world cup match after India’s Yuvraj Singh.

Shakib’s scorecard in World Cup 2019

75 Vs SA

64 vs NZ

121 vs ENG

124* vs WI

41 vs AUS

51 vs Afg

66 vs Ind

64 vs Pak

Total-606 runs (100x2, 50x5)

Shakib Al Hasan also created another record by taking 11 wickets in the world cup tournament, which is most by a spinner. This is the best-ever inidvidual performance in a Cricket World Cup. Shakib’s journey, however ended in the World Cup 2019 after Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 94 runs at Lord's on July 5. The match ended the World Cup campaign for both Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Shakib Al Hasan Records

Shakib Al Hasan became the second player after Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya to score 1,000-plus runs and take 25-plus wickets in World Cups. He also became the fourth Bangladeshi batsman to complete 6000 runs in ODIs. He also became the fastest player to take 250 wickets and 6000 runs, getting there in 202 matches, overtaking Shahid Afridi, who achieved the same feat in 294 matches.


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