Before starting the third ODI against Zimbabwe Shakib and Tamim were 64 and 95 runs behind respectively to touch the landmark of 4000 ODI runs as the first Bangladeshi batsmen. The duo had the chance to do so but their waiting became longer as both of them got out scoring 40 each.
Now Shakib is 24 runs behind and Tamim need 55 runs more to achieve the milestone.
Tamim started well and it seemed he might make it in the match. But unfortunately he became a run-out victim scoring 40 runs off 63 balls hitting two four and a six. In the 26th over Anamul knocked Masakadza away towards deep midwicket and they went for two runs but Tamim's bat dropped out from his grip, so he had to jump into the crease and his feet were in the air when Masakadza picked-up Taylor's throw from the deep and dislodged the bails.
On the other hand Shakib was so closer to the feat. He started good and with the time ran it seemed that it was just matter of time for Shakib to achieve it. But suddenly it went wrong as Shakib got out scoring 40. He hooked off Panyangara but it was misstimed and Chigumbura took a good catch at long leg.
Now the duo will look forward to the next match to touch the landmark.
However, after the match Tamim's total is now 3945 with four centuries and 27 half centuries in 133 matches while Shakib scored 3976 with six tons and 26 fifties in 139 matches.