Afghanistan stroked 278 runs to set a new World record of highest runs in T20 Internationals

The 20-year-old Hazratullah Zazai hammered 162 runs off 62 balls

Afghanistan defeated Ireland by 84 runs

4 records created by Afghanistan in one match 

  • Highest T20 runs (278-3)
  • Most sixes by a cricketer in a T20I, (Zazai smashed 16 sixes)
  • Most sixes by a cricket team in T20 International (22 sixes struck by Afghanistan)
  • The Highest partnership in T20I (Zazai and Ghani added 236 runs for a 1st wicket)

The run feast summoned Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Afghanistan deals in sixes and fours to set a humongous target of 279 runs on the board for Ireland in T20I. Ireland tried their best efforts to chase it down, but unfortunately, the target is very big for Paul Stirling side as Ireland remains short of 84 runs despite scoring close to 200 runs.

Brief Score:

AFG 278/3 (20.0 Ovs)

IRE 194/6 (20.0 Ovs)

Note: Hazratullah Zazai adjudged player of the match for his impeccable knock of 162 runs

 

 

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