Prolific domestic cricketers Tushar Imran and Abdur Razzak are all set to achieve new milestones as they closed in of becoming first Bangladeshi players to score 10,000 runs and take 500 wickets in first class cricket respectively.
Before the first round match of the Bangladesh Cricket League, Tushar had scored 9,860 runs in 152 first class matches and he added 105 runs to his collection in the first innings of Prime Bank South Zone against Islami Bank East Zone at the BKSP on Thursday.
But the 34-year former national team player lost his concentration after scoring his hundred as he was bowled by Alok Kapali after scoring 105 off 163 balls featuring 18 boundaries.
Tushar, who scored 25 first-class centuries – already the highest by a Bangladeshi – still needed 35 more runs to achieve the milestone of 10,000 runs. He can achieve the feat today provided South Zone follow-on and bat in their second innings on the final day of their match.
With the match heading for a draw, Tushar might need to wait until the second round of BCL, which will get underway on January 15.
Veteran spinner Abdur Razzak also has the opportunity to achieve 500-wicket milestone today if he can claim four wickets against East Zone in the second innings.
Razzak started the game with 490 wickets to his name in 111 matches but he claimed 6-178 runs in the first innings.
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