Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his entertaining batting thrilled crowds and onlookers at Lord's during the first Test against England.
Bangladesh went on to lose the match by eight wickets but not before Iqbal had scored 55 in the first innings and then 103 in the second innings.
His 55 came from 62 balls before, with his side following on, he smashed his way to a 94-ball century, eventually hitting 103 in just 100 balls with 15 fours and two sixes.
He shared an opening stand of 185 with Imrul Kayes as Bangladesh showed improvement before eventually being beaten before tea on the final day.
Tamim, 21, has now scored three Test centuries and his efforts at Lord's pushed his career Test average up to 39.26.
Another 21-year-old, England bowler Steven Finn, was also in the reckoning for the award after he took five for 87 in Bangladesh's second innings to complete nine wickets in the match.
Other contenders for the award included South Africans Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, and Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, who scored two centuries in three days.
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