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In the match played between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, not only Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 62 runs, everyone witnessed a rare feat achieved by Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan. He scored a half-century with the help of 68 balls and also took a five-wicket haul in the match. By doing so he has not only become the first Bangladeshi to take a five-wicket haul in the cricket world cup but has also emulated Yuvraj Singh.

Yuvraj Singh achieved this accomplishment in the 2011 world cup against Ireland. Shakib-Al Hasan has also become the first Bangladeshi to complete 1000 runs in a world cup and overall there are only 18 other players to do so.

Here is how has been the tournament for him so far:

Bangladesh has played 7 matches in the tournament so far and Shakib-Al Hasan had managed to take 5 wickets before the match played against Afghanistan. The all-rounder has now marked his position in top 10 wicket taking bowlers with 10 wickets in hand. Mohammad Amir of Pakistan is on the top of the list with 15 wickets.

The all-rounder has been in magnificent batting form and is the highest run-scorer in this year edition of the world cup so far. He has scored 476 runs in the 6 innings and his individual best remains the knock of 124 runs. David Warner of Australia is behind him on the second position with 447 runs.

With Bangladesh close to reaching the semi-finals with the 5th position currently in the points table it will interesting to see if he maintains the top position in the highest run scorers of ICC cricket world cup.

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Author- Neha Wadhwa

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