Shakib Al Hasan first to 500 runs and 10 wickets in single World Cup

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan crossed 500 runs in the 2019 World Cup during the course of his innings against India.

Shakib Al Hasan anchors Bangladesh's run-chase against India in a must-win match.   -  PTI

Shakib Al Hasan, on Tuesday, became the first player in the history of World Cup to score 500 runs and pick 10-plus wickets in a single edition. Only Scott Styris 499 runs and nine wickets in the 2007 World Cup come close to Shakib's numbers. After his 74-ball 66 against India, Shakib has scored 542 runs in seven innings, with two centuries and four half-centuries.

The Bangladesh all-rounder says his preparation and hard work before the tournament have been the secret of his overwhelming success with the bat and ball. Moving up to No. 3 in the batting order has been a big part of his revival and the impact he's had on his team. His unbeaten 124 against the West Indies was the catalyst to Bangladesh successfully chasing down 321 against the West Indies in Taunton.

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With the ball, Shakib single-handedly bowled Bangladesh to victory over Afghanistan with a five-for (5 for 29), retaining hopes of reaching the semifinals. He had a total of 10 wickets before Tuesday, when he added Rishabh Pant to his tally.

Over the course of the tournament, Shakib has become the fourth Bangladesh batsman to complete 6000 runs in one-day cricket. He also became the fastest to the double of 250 wickets and 6000 runs, getting there in 202 matches, 92 better than the next best (294 by Shahid Afridi).

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