Tamim Iqbal hits first hundred of World T20 2016
Tamim Iqbal has become first Bangladeshi player to score ICC World Twenty20 century. The left handed batsman took 60 balls to hit ton against Oman in the last group-A match of 2016 t20 world cup. He hit 5 sixes and 10 fours to reach the land mark. It was a knockout match again Oman to make a place in super-10 and the opener scored brilliant ton to lead side towards big total of 180 runs in 20 overs.
With this blasting hundred, Tamim has become 7th batsman in world cricket to reach at three figure mark in tournament’s history. Chris Gayle, Suresh Raina, Mahela Jayawardene, Brendon McCullum, Alex Hales and Ahmed Shehzad are the other centurions in world t20 championship history. West Indies’ Gayle was the first to hit hundred in wt20 as he made 117 against South Africa in 2007.
In this inning, Tamim Iqbal also reached to one more milestone as he became first Bangladesh player to score 1000 runs in T20 internationals.
List of wt20 centurions till now
- Chris Gayle 117 (57)
- Suresh Raina 101 (60)
- Mahela Jayawardene 100 (60)
- Brendon McCullum 123 (58)
- Alex Hales 116* (64)
- Ahmed Shehzad 111* (62)
- Tamim Iqbal 103* (63)