Mohammad Shahzad, the stout and stoic wicket-keeper from Afghanistan, set the T10 League 2018 ablaze with an inning of 76 runs of only 16 balls. Yes, let that sink in! Playing for the Rajputs, the flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman hit 6 fours and 8 sixes in the opening match against the Sindhis, which their team won by 10 wickets comfortably.
Put to chase the target of 95 runs in 10 overs by Sindhis, skipper Brendon McCullum and Mohammad Shahzad opened the innings for Rajputs. On the third ball of their innings, Shazad began the mayhem. After taking a single on the first ball, Shahzad scored 3 fours and a six to end the first over.
The first over conceded 20 runs, whereas the second over leaked 23 runs. Shahzad plundered 30 runs in the third over while the fourth and last over conceded 23 runs. Such was the amount of misery piled on the Sindhis that their target was chased down in only the 4th over. T10 League 2018 Sharjah Schedule & Time Table in IST: Venue and Team-Wise Match Dates of T10 Cricket League Second Season.
Mohammad Shahzad’s innings read: 1, 4, 6, 4, 4, 6, 1, 6, 6, 4, 6, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6.
The exuberant innings made McCullum look like a mere spectator on the other end, who himself scored a spectacular 21 runs off 8 balls. The 16-ball knock had an electrifying strike rate of 462.50!
T10 League 2018 Video Highlights: Rajputs’ Ahmed Shahzad scores 76 runs in 16 balls!
Had there been more runs on the board, or had Rajupts batted first, the record of fastest century in T20, and ODIs would surely have been broken. Currently, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers hold the record in respective formats, where they took 32 and 31 balls respectively to reach their record century. Stay tuned with us for all the latest updates about T10 League 2018!