Hazratullah Zazai's Night To Remember > Cricket News, cricinfo, mobilecric, cricbuzz, livescore and more
Cricket news - Hazratullah Zazai's night to remember
A total of 472 runs were scored in the 40 overs as Afghanistan took on Ireland in the second T20I of the three-match series in Dehradun. Afghanistan clinched the contest by 84 runs and took an unassailable 2-0 series lead as Ireland fell short by 84 runs. A look at the stats highlights from the record-breaking contest.
278/3 by Afghanistan is the highest ever total in all T20 cricket spanning over 7500 matches. They surpassed the previous best of 263 each by Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India in 2013 and by Australia against Sri Lanka in Pallekele in 2016.
Highest totals in 20-over cricket
162* The unbeaten knock of 162 by Hazratullah Zazai is the second-highest individual score in a T20I after Aaron Finch's 172 against Zimbabwe in Harare last July and the joint third highest in all T20 matches.
Highest individual score in T20s
236 The opening stand of 236 between Zazai and Usman Ghani is the highest partnership for any wicket in the history of T20 cricket. The pair went past the previous record of 229 for the second wicket between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Gujarat Lions in Bengaluru in 2016.
Highest partnership in T20s
42 Balls taken by Zazai to reach his maiden T20I century - the third fastest in terms of balls faced after 35-ball tons by David Miller against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom and by Rohit Sharma against Sri Lanka in Indore, both coming in the year 2017.
16 Sixes hit by Zazai in his 62-ball knock - the most ever in a T20I surpassing 14 maximums by Aaron Finch against England in Southampton in 2013. In the inaugural edition of Afghanistan Premier League in Sharjah last year, he hit six consecutive sixes in an over.
22 sixes smashed by Afghanistan in their innings is the most ever in a T20I, bettering 21 each by Windies against India in Lauderhill in 2016 and by India against Sri Lanka in Indore in 2017. There is only one instance of more hits over the fence in all T20s - 23 by Balkh Legends against Kabul Zwanan in Sharjah last October.
3 This was the third instance of both teams putting up a 100-plus opening stand in a T20I. Alongside Zazai and Ghani who scored 236 for Afghanistan, Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien added 126 for the first wicket for Ireland. The previous instances were: New Zealand against Australia in Auckland last February and Ireland against Scotland in Al Amerat last week.
9 Consecutive wins for Afghanistan in T20I - the joint second best in the format. The record is held by Afghanistan itself who won 11 in a row between March 2016 and 2017. They are currently sitting level in the second spot alongside Pakistan who also had nine successive wins between July and November last year.
24 Wickets taken by Rashid Khan against Ireland in T20Is - the most for any bowler against an opponent in T20I. He surpassed Shahid Afridi's 21 wickets during his spell of 4/25. Rashid's 24 wickets against Ireland have come in just nine matches at an average of 7.58.
Dottin ' called West Indies T20 WC-Frameworks
Dottin was absent from the side for almost a year after having suffered a right shoulder injury. Deandra Dottin and Lee-Ann Kirby return to the West Indies Women's ...
ICC-U19-WC-wrap: Cone to help Afghanistan in a safe, Super-League-Berth
The legspinner ran through UAE's batting line-up Afghanistan steamroll UAE with wristspin magicAfghanistan cruised to a 160-run win at the Northwest University ground in Potchefstroom, after the ...
Mathews Double beep Sri Lanka, the chance to push for Victory
Mathews compoed his maiden double ton in Tests Concussion substitutes can have a significant say in the outcome of a Test. Marnus Labuschagne helped Australia draw the Ashes Test at ...
The wispy, straight-talking Protea
Quinton de Kock seems more sure of his role as ODI captain than the people that appointed him. Nobody can be sure what kind of captain Quinton de Kock will ...
Mudzinganyama replaced Kasuza Replacement Concussion
Kasuza was hit on the helmet while fielding at short leg in the first Test against Sri Lanka. Kevin Kasuza has been ruled out of the ongoing first Test against ...
Sarfaraz Titles Day in Mumbai with triple its
Sarfaraz showed his attacking instincts by reaching his 250 with a six and also completed his 300 with a six. Sarfaraz's day outSarfaraz Khan's monumental undefeated 301 didn'...
Years, India, the Decade of Srini
The BCCI crown has tightly embraced N. Srinivasan in a decade India could've destroyed everyone in the room. Happily, it didn't. The great and the good, and a ...
Mathews closes on Double-Ton-SL-Pile on the Runs
Mathews and Dickwella scored 136 for the sixth wicket before the latter fell with less than ten minutes left in the session. Angelo Mathews surged towards his double ton as ...
The attacking pip Stars to Inch closer to the final of the play-Sleeper
Strikers posted 162 in their 20 overs before their bowlers restricted the opposition to 151/8. Peter Handscomb's surge with the bat came too late in the day for ...
Mathews has hundreds of SL, the Direction of
Mathews took his time in scoring a hundred to give SL the lead Angelo Mathews scored his tenth Test century and helped Sri Lanka gain a 12-run lead as ...