World Cup 2019: Shakib Al Hasan reaches unique batting milestone against Afghanistan

The Bangladesh all-rounder has become the first Bangladesh cricketer to score 1000 runs in World Cups.

Shakib Al Hasan made his third fifty-plus score of the 2019 World Cup.   -  AFP

Shakib Al Hasan on Monday became to first Bangladesh cricketer to score 1,000 runs in World Cups against Afghanistan here.

Shakib, who already has two hundreds to his name in the competition, also became the 19th player overall to achieve the feat.

The milestone was achieved when the left-hander was batting on 35. Shakib scored 51 off 69 balls, his innings laced with one four, before Mujeeb Ur Rahman trapped him in front.

Shakib is the highest run-getter so far in the World Cup with 476 runs in six matches at an amazing average of 95.20.

The 32-year-old notched up a brilliant 121 against hosts England and then followed it up with an equally impressive 124 not out against the West Indies.