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Fargana first Bangladeshi female cricketer to 1000 runs in T20Is

Fargana Hoque Pinky became the first Bangladeshi women batter to reach 1000 runs mark in T20 International cricket when she scored an unbeaten 7 runs against Malaysia in Commonwealth Games Women's Cricket Competition Qualifiers today.

Fargana hit the winning boundary as Bangladesh thrashed hosts Malaysia by eight wickets at Kuala Lumpur to make a good start. On the way to her second run, she became the first female batter in Bangladesh to touch the 1000-run milestone in any format in international cricket.

She played 69 matches and 64 innings to get to the feat as the first Bangladeshi women cricketer. Fargana now has 1005 runs under her belt with the highest 110 not out. She hit two half-centuries and one century in the process.

Fargana is the owner of the top three 50+ runs among the women cricketers of Bangladesh in the International Twenty20. In doing so she opened a new chapter in the history of women's cricket in the country. Nigar Sultana Jyoti, who was close to her, scored 861 runs so far.

Fargana is also at the top of the list of top run-getter in ODI format. Romana has scored the highest 893 runs in 50 overs cricket. Then there is Farzana who scored 841 runs. No one else has scored 400 runs in ODIs.

Bangladesh's highest scorer in women's international T20

Fargana Hoque Pinky - 1005 runs in 64 innings, highest 110 *

Nigar Sultana Jyoti - 861 runs in 50 innings, highest 113 *

Romana Ahmed - 746 runs in 60 innings, highest 50

Ayesha Rahman Shukatara - 700 runs in 53 innings, highest 46

Salma Khatun - 531 runs in 49 innings, highest 49 *

Besides, Sanjida Islam (520 runs in 49 innings) and Shamima Sultana (509 runs in 36 innings) have scored more than 500 runs.