Bangladesh started off their ICC World Cup campaign in grand fashion as they comprehensively annihilated South Africa with an impressive 21-run victory at the Oval. The Proteas looked depleted and had no answers to the spirited all-round performance from the underdogs Bangladesh.
The day became more special for Bangladesh’s premier all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, as he scripted a massive world record to become the fastest cricketer to touch the ODI double of 5000+ runs and 250+ wickets.
By dismissing Aiden Markram in the 20th over of South Africa's chase, Shakib reached the feat and joined an elite list of four other all-rounders - Pakistan's Abdul Razzaq and Shahid Afridi, Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya and Jacques Kallis from South Africa.
Before the start of the ICC World Cup, the 32-year-old was announced as the leading ODI all-rounder according to the ICC rankings. He showed his class by scoring an important innings of 75 runs to help his team reach their highest total (330) in ODI’s.