Hazratullah Zazai wreaked havoc against Ireland in the 2nd T20I played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun on Saturday as Afghanistan posted 278-3, a world record total in the game’s shortest format.
The left-handed opener smoked an unbeaten 162 off 62 deliveries, which included 11 fours and 16 sixes, hence scored 140 runs in just boundaries alone.
Zazai’s 162 is the second-highest individual innings score in T20 Internationals.
Australian Aaron Finch holds the record with 172 against Zimbabwe in Harare on July 3, 2018.
In response to Afghanistan total, Ireland ended at 194-6 in 20 overs with skipper Paul Stirling (91 off 50) being with the top-scorer. Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, conceding 25 runs in four overs.
Afghanistan has now secured the three-match T20I series, having won the first game by five wickets. The final T20I will be played on Sunday. Both teams will also play five ODIs and one Test after the T20I series.
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