Twitter Reactions: Hazratullah Zazai powers Afghanistan to a world record T20I score of 278-3 against Ireland

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Afghanistan smashed a record T20I score of 278-3 against Ireland as Hazratullah Zazai blasted 162 not-out off 62 balls at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun on Saturday.

Hazratullah smoked 11 fours and 16 sixes in his innings and shared the highest stand for any wicket in a 20-over game with opening partner Usman Ghani (73 off 48 balls) as they together put on 236 for the first wicket.


Mohammad Nabi then struck consecutive sixes in the final over to take Afghanistan to go past Australia’s previous record total of 263-3, against Sri Lanka in 2016.

Hazratullah, who hit the most sixes in an individual T20I inning and joint third-highest individual T20I score, got a life after being dropped by George Dockrell at the deep point on 72. He later went on to complete his maiden century for Afghanistan off just 42 deliveries.

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