Bangladesh wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim joined greats like MS Dhoni, Kumar Sangakkara and Andy Flower in the elite list. The pint-sized dynamo from Bangladesh has become the fifth wicketkeeper o breach the 5000-run-mark. Rahim achieved this feat against Ireland in an ODI. Rahim smashed 35 off 33 balls in his knock which saw him join the elite list. He now has 5000 runs at an average of 33.78. Kumar Sangakkara from Sri Lanka tops the list with 13341 runs at an average of 43.74. Meanwhile, Dhoni is in the second spot with 10500 runs at a whopping 50.72 average. It was the sixth match of the tri-nation series, also including Windies. Bangladesh won the match by six wickets. It was a convincing win for Bangladesh.
1. Kumar Sangakkara – 13341 Runs
2. MS Dhoni – 10500 Runs
3. Adam Gilchrist – 9410 Runs
4. Andy Flower – 5845 Runs
5. Mushfiqur Rahim 5000 Runs
Chasing 293 to win, Bangladesh won the match with seven overs to spare. This win would give them a lot of confidence going into the World Cup.
Abu Jayed bagged the Man of the Match for his five-wicket haul.
Earlier in the day, Paul Stirling hit a brilliant 130 off 141 balls to set a reasonable 292 for Bangladesh.
Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Andrew Balbirnie, William Porterfield (c), Kevin O Brien, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson (wk), George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Sabbir Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin