Tamim very proud of special moment


Batsman Tamim Iqbal says he is proud that he became the first Bangladesh player to score a century in T20I cricket as the Tigers beat Oman to qualify for the Super 10 stage of the World T20.

The left-handed Tamim smashed an unbeaten 103 off 63 balls as Bangladesh posted 180 for two after being sent in to bat by Oman captain Sultan Ahmed.

The Tigers then restricted the Associate side to 65 for nine after they were set a revised target of 120 from 12 overs after rain delayed the start of the second innings.

Tamim said after the game: "Obviously becoming the first Bangladeshi to score a hundred in T20s is very special and I am very proud.

"I hope there will be many more centuries from Sabbir [Rahman], Mushfiqur [Rahim], Shakib [al Hasan] and the others.

"It's a proud moment for me to score 1000 runs in T20s and I would have felt better if I was able to do it a few matches before.

"But at the end of the day, I had a race with Shakib. Last time he reached 4000 runs in ODIs ahead of me. But this time I did it so it feels really good."

The Tigers will now join host nation India, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand in Group two of the World T20.