Tamim Iqbal becomes top Bangladesh Test run-scorer

Tamim Iqbal became Bangladesh’s highest Test run-scorer during his team’s match against India in Fatullah.


The 26-year-old, who made his debut in 2008 and is playing his 40th Test, hit his maiden double-century last month.

On Saturday he eclipsed the 3,026 runs made by Habibul Bashar, the only other Tigers batsman to pass 3,000 Test runs.

Tamim was out for 19 as Bangladesh made 111-3 in reply to India’s 462-6 declared when rain ended day four of the one-off Test prematurely.

There was, however, disappointment for Mominul Haque, who missed out on making Test history.

Mominul, playing only his 15th Test but seeking to equal South African AB de Villiers’ world record of making half-centuries in 12 successive matches, was out for 30.