Tamim Iqbal becomes first to hit 100 in World T-20 2016

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The Bangladesh opener batsman played a tremendous inning on Sunday in ICC world Twenty-20 2016 against Oman by hitting 10 fours and five sixes to chase 103 runs in 63 balls and became only the seventh player to achieve the feat in the tournament’s history.

After a slow start Iqbal, 26, speeded up to reach the milestone in 60 deliveries against Oman in their final qualifying match at Dharamshala.

The left-handed batsman thus became the first Bangladesh player to hit centuries in three formats of the game. He has seven Test and six ODI tons in his name.

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He chased hundreds with a cover drive in the fourth delivery of the 19th over, bowled by Bilal Khan.

He becomes the 11th player in the history to achieve this rare feat and joined an illustrious list of players like — Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Mahela Jayawardene, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Martin Guptill, Faf du Plessis, Ahmed Shehzad and Shane Watson.

His century helped Bangladesh to made a score of 180 runs against Oman.

In the last two matches, Iqbal had scored 83* against the Netherlands and 47 against Ireland.

Wefornews Bureau

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