Hazratullah Zazai ( 162 Runs Of 62 Balls ) Afghanistan VS Ireland 2nd T20 Highlights 23rd Feb 2019
- Afghanistan scored 278 for the loss of three wickets from their fixed 20 overs
- Hazratullah Zazai scored an victorious 162 from 62 balls, hitting 11 fours and 16 sixes
- Zazai set on a 236-run opening stand with Usman Ghani, who scored 73 from 48 balls
Afghanistan shaped history beside Ireland in their second Twenty20 International at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on Saturday.
Afghanistan scored 278 for the hammering of three wickets from their allotted 20 overs, to record the highest-ever total in T20s. They toppled Australia’s record score of 263/3 which they achieve back in 2016 against Sri Lanka.
Hazratullah Zazai was celebrity with the bat for Afghanistan, as he scored 162 runs from just 62 balls. On his method to the enormous score, Zazai hit 11 fours and 16 sixes. Zazai hence scored 140 runs in just boundaries unaided.
Only West Indian Chris Gayle has manage to score extra runs in just boundaries (154) in a T20 innings, which was achieve in the IPL when he annoying an unbeaten 175 for Royal challengers Bangalore alongside Pune Warriors India in Bengaluru on April 23, 2013.
In fact, Afghanistan’s 278 is the maximum ever total in a T20 match, thrashing RCB’s 263 for 5 against Pune in that similar competition.
Zazai become the first player from Afghanistan to score 150 or extra runs, and his 236-run opening stand with Usman Ghani, who made 73 runs from 48 balls – counting 7 fours and three sixes, became the maximum partnership in T20Is, They beat 223-run stand between Australia’s Aaron Finch and Darcy Short.
In reply, Ireland ended with 194 for 6 with Captain Paul Stirling (91 off 50) organism with the top-scorer. Star spinner Rashid Khan ended with four wickets, surrendering 25 runs in four overs.
Afghanistan protected the three-match T20I series, having won the first match by five wickets. The final match will be played on Sunday. Both teams will also play five ODIs and one Test after the T20 series.
Rankin to Hazratullah Zazai, SIX runs, short of length outside off, goes for the pull, connects well but there is a fielder at the deep square leg boundary, who catches it but fails to lob it back in time, first six of the innings
Rankin to Hazratullah Zazai, FOUR runs, short of length around middle and leg, Zazai was looking to create some room and heave it on the leg side, gets a thick inside edge towards the fine-leg boundary
Rankin to Asghar Afghan, FOUR runs, short of length around off, Asghar moves back and across and pulls it to the left of the fine leg, first boundary of the innings