Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score 10,000 international runs during the first ODI of three-match series against Sri Lanka at Dambulla International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Tamim is the leading run-getter for Bangladesh in Test cricket, ODIs and T20I matches.
The left-handed opener started the match with 9,999 runs (3,677 in Test, 5,120 in ODIs, and 1,202 T20Is) and reached the milestone with his first scoring shot.
Tamim’s highest run in ODIs of 154 came against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2009.
Sakib Al Hasan is now in the 2nd position with 9,288 runs.
In today’s match, Bangladesh lost the toss and were invited to bat first by Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga at the Rangiri International Stadium in Sri Lanka.