Afghanistan hit world record T20
Afghanistan hit world record DEHRADUN, India: Hazratullah Zazai crushed the ball to each edge of the ground, and even out of the arena, as Afghanistan piled on a world record T20 score of 278-3 out of a devastating destruction of Ireland on Saturday.
The 20-year-old Zazai’s unbeaten 162 included 16 sixes and 11 fours, enchanting Afghan fans in the Indian city of Dehradun.
His pull of sixes was another record, similar to his remain of 236 with individual opener Usman Ghani and the 22 sixes scored in all by Afganistan’s players.
Ireland captain Paul Stirling likewise hit a six off the principal wad of his side’s innings as they pursued a mammoth 13.95 runs an over to keep up.
In any case, they finished on 194-6 and Afghanistan won by 84 races to wrap up the three match series with a diversion to save.
“It was a quite disappointing night,” said Stirling. “We have to regroup now.”
The evening of cricket firecrackers had a place with Afghanistan – who surpassed Australia’s 260-3 against Sri Lanka in 2016 – and Zazai, who pillaged his goliath innings off only 62 balls.
“I just wanted to play my natural game and today was my day,” he said. “The wicket was good for batting.”
Subsequent to overseeing only seven keeps running from their initial two overs, Zazai and Ghani thrashed the Irish bowlers, who from that point scarcely dealt with an over without yielding a six.
Zazai made his century off only 42 balls – the second snappiest in T20 internationals – finished with the ninth six of his innings. Four of the sixes fell off Kevin O’Brien in the seventeenth over which procured 28 runs taking all things together.
One mammoth hit off Shane Gelkate went over the stands and out of the ground.
Zazai’s stocks have risen significantly regardless of missing a spot in the Indian Premier League this season were dashed.
In October, he turned out to be just the third batsman to hit six sixes in a T20 over for his Afghanistan Premier League side Kabul Zwanan.
He equalled the record for the quickest T20 50 years in 12 balls in a similar match.
Stirling barely realized who to toss into the rupture as a bowler.
Boyd Rankin at last asserted a wicket for the Irish when Ghani – who made 73 off 43 balls – played a reckless shot over long-on that Joshua Little discovered jumping as he kept running in from the boundary.
While Stirling and Kevin O’Brien were no sluggards, they never stayed aware of the rugged run rate, which had ascended to 17 by the tenth over.
Afghanistan’s star bowler Rashid Khan went ahead for the eleventh over and was irate when skipper Asghar Afghan spilled a moderately straightforward catch off his first ball to give O’Brien a possibility with Ireland on 109.
O’Brien was astounded in the following by Fareed Ahmad for a 37 which included two sixes.
Rashid bowled Andy Balbirnie in the accompanying over for two and Stirling began to come up short on solid accomplices.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman guaranteed Stirling – who as a relief made Ireland’s finish T20 score of 91 off 50 balls – when he was gotten by substitution Najeeb Tarakai on the limit.
The last match of the series is on Sunday. The two will play five one-day internationals from February 28 and a coincidental Test in March.