Imrul Kayes most run-scoring batsman in 3-match ODI series

Imrul Kayes most run-scoring batsman in 3-match ODI series for BD


Dhaka – Opening batsman Imrul Kayes has become the most run-scoring batsman for Bangladesh in a three-match ODI series leapfrogging Tamim Iqbal in the third game against Zimbabwe on Friday.With 349 runs in his bag, he also featured 2nd in the list of most run-scorers in a three-match series of all countries after Pakistan’s Babar Azam (360).
Imrul Kayes scored 115 in the final game of the series after 144 and 90 in the first and second games respectively.
Kayes who entered the crease 79 runs adrift to cross Tamim Iqbal’s Bangladesh record of 312 made against Pakistan in 2015 took two runs off Richard Ngarava in the 24.2 overs to reach 314 when the Tigers were batting on 166* for 1 after an early shock of losing Liton Kumar Das for duck in the innings very first ball.
He finally found fielder at long off after scoring 115 off 112 balls featuring 10 fours and two sixes which is his fourth century in the format.
Riding on centuries by Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar and a 220-run partnership between them, Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets to complete a clean sweep of the visitors.
The Tigers defeated Zimbabwe by 28 runs in the first match in Dhaka before clinching the series beating them by seven wickets in the 2nd game in Chattogram on Wednesday.UNB


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