Afghanistan breaks record with highest ever score in T20
Afghanistan broke a bunch of records in the second T20 International against Ireland in Dehradun on Saturday.
Bhubaneswar: Afghanistan men’s cricket team scored a mammoth total of 278 for three in their allotted 20 overs against a struggling Ireland team in the second T20I of the three-match series in Dehradun on Saturday. This is the highest any team has scored in a T20.
With this gigantic total, Afghanistan surpassed the record-highest T20I total of 263/3 by Australia, which they had posted against Sri Lanka at Kandy in September 2016.
Apart from the highest total score, the Afghans added a few more feathers to their caps.
278/3 – Highest T20I total
236 – Highest T20I partnership
16 – Most sixes in an individual T20I innings
162* – Second-highest T20I score
42 balls – Third-fastest men's T20I ton
— ICC (@ICC) February 23, 2019
Afghanistan’s hard hitter Hazratullah Zazai scored an unbeaten 162 off 62 balls with 16 sixes, another record, and 11 fours in a free hitting inning. He scored his century in just 42 balls, the second quickest in T20 Internationals.
Ireland made 194/6 to lose by 84 runs, their second straight defeat in the three-match series.