Hazratullah Zazai hammered on Ireland and Afghanistan climbed the highest total in t-20. An unbeatable score of 162 runs from only 62 balls brought this Afghan opener several records for an international match.
Afghanistan inning came from winning the toss and choosing bat first. As the scoreboard reporting the torture on the Irish bowlers. The opening partnership brought 236 runs from 17.3 overs. That is another record of any partnership in t-20. Though Afghan opener Usman Ghani returned to the pavilion scoring 73 runs from only 48 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes.
Afterward, Shafiqullah Shafiq and experienced Mohammad Nabi couldn’t survive well. Ultimately, Hazratullah Zazai brought the scoreline to an unreachable position. His unbeatable 162 runs inning of 62 balls with 11 fours and 16 sixes reached this Afghan to the next level. Hazratullah Zazai hammered on Ireland and Afghanistan climbed the highest total in t-20.
Therefore, Ireland Inning had to surrender to the target of 278 runs, but the Irish fought well and scored 194 runs from 6 wickets. The opening partnership brought 126 before, opener Kevin O Brien scored 38 runs and surrendered to Fareed Malik. Then none of the batsmen couldn’t survive well.
Subsequently, Irish Captain and another opener Paul Stirling lead from the front and scored 91 runs from only 50 balls with 12 fours and couple of sixes before Mujeeb Ur Rahman sent him back. After 20 overs Ireland reached a score of 194 runs from 6 wickets. Then we got the headline, Hazratullah Zazai hammered on Ireland and Afghanistan climbed the highest total in t-20
Some records in today’s match
Firstly, Afghanistan scored 278 runs and which is the best score in at-20 match. Secondly, Hazratullah Zazai and Usman Ghani built a partnership of 136 runs, which is the best in any wicket in t-20. Thirdly, Afghanistan hit 22 sixes that is another record. Fourthly, Hazratullah Zazai scored second highest personal scored in t-20. Finally, this match is the witness of third highest run scoring of 472 runs (Afghanistan 278 and Ireland 194 runs)]
Man of the match
Man of the match, Hazratullah Zazai, “We tried to play the natural game and thankfully today was my day. The wicket was good for batting and the bowlers couldn’t really get as much help. As I said before, today was my day and I’m happy about that.”
Therefore, Hazratullah Zazai hammered on Ireland and Afghanistan climbed the highest total in t-20. As Afghanistan won the three-match series, hope Ireland will comeback in the third t-20 in Dehradun on the 24th February.