Tamim Iqbal scored his 14th career century, scored so many runs at a strike rate of 115

Tamim Iqbal scored his 14th career century, scored so many runs at a strike rate of 115

New Delhi: Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal showed his bat in the third ODI against Zimbabwe at the Harare ground. Despite getting a target of 299 runs from Zimbabwe, Tamim gave his team a flamboyant start. He thrashed all the Zimbabwe bowlers as soon as he arrived and scored 112 runs in 97 balls. Tamim also hit 8 fours and three sixes during his innings. His strike rate was 115.


Tamim Iqbal, who has scored the most centuries for Bangladesh, has scored 14 centuries for Bangladesh. After him, the name of Shakib Al Hasan comes in this list, in whose name 9 ODI centuries are recorded. After this Mashfiqur Rahim has scored 8, Liton Das has 4 and Shahryar Nafees has 4 centuries. 

So many centuries against these teams
1 Afghanistan
2 England
1 Ireland
1 Pakistan
1 South Africa
2 Sri Lanka
2 Windies
3 Zimbabwe

Let us tell you that in the third ODI, Zimbabwe scored 298 runs thanks to opener Chakabwa's 84, Sikandar Raza's 57 and Riyal Burle's 59. For Bangladesh, Saifuddin took 3 for 87, Mustifizur (3 for 57), Mahmudullah took 2 for 45. In reply, Bangladesh made a flamboyant start with the help of a century from Tamim Iqbal and took hold of the match.


Tokyo Olympics: Indian pair lose in mixed doubles, Manika-Sutirtha start with victory

Tokyo Olympics: Indian pair lose in mixed doubles, Manika-Sutirtha start with victory

Sports Desk: India's hopes of winning a medal in the mixed table tennis event were dashed on Saturday but Manika Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee started the campaign with a win in the women's singles event of the Tokyo Olympics here. India's table tennis campaign started on a disappointing note after Achant Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra lost in the last 16 of the mixed doubles category. The Indian pair lost 0-4 to third seeds Lin Yun Ju and Cheng I Ching of Chinese Taipei.

Although world No. 62 Manika defeated Britain's 94th-ranked Tin Tin Ho 4-0 in the opening singles event, 98th-ranked Sutirtha also impressed in her Olympic debut, returning from a fall. She defeated Sweden's 78th-ranked Linda Bergström 4-3 (5-11, 11-9, 11-13, 9-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-5). Sutirtha will now face Fuyu of Portugal in the second round while Manika will take on Margita Pesotska of Ukraine, ranked 32.

Earlier, Lin Yun Joo and Cheng I Ching gave the Indian pair 11. 8, 11. 6, 11 . 5, 11 . defeated by 4. 5 in the first two games. 1 and 5. After taking a lead of 3, the Indian pair could not maintain the momentum. The 12th-seeded Indian pair could not face the 19-year-old Lynn's flanks, who had made it to the Olympics from a qualifying event. There was no response to his drives from the forehand and backhand. The Indian pair scored 5 in the first game. 1 lead but after that Lin and Cheng scored eight points in a row.

Sharath said after the match, “We should have put pressure on him by winning the first game. The same should be done against the best team. Lynn is one of the best players and he showed." He said, "He forced us to make mistakes. He put up good winners on the returns. After yesterday's warm-up match against Romania, I was feeling better. The draw could have been better but now the focus will be on singles." Sharath and Manika had played together for only three days in the national camp before leaving for the Olympics. Both had raised their Olympic medal hopes by winning bronze medals at the Asian Games.