Sikandar Raza scored 62 runs in 42 balls in the first T20 against Sri Lanka.
Zimbabwe team is currently playing a three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka. Under the leadership of Sikandar Raza, it lost in the first T20 match played in Colombo on 14 January. Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets thanks to the brilliant batting of Angelo Mathews.
Batting first, Zimbabwe scored 143 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. Captain Sikandar Raza played a brilliant inning of 62 runs in 42 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. He completed his half-century in 37 balls.
Became the first batsman in the world to make this record
However, with this he got his name registered in history. He has become the first batsman to score five consecutive fifties in T-20 international cricket. Before this series, the Zimbabwe captain had scored half-centuries in the last four T20I matches.
Sikandar Raza had scored these four half-centuries in the qualifiers in Namibia in November 2023. He scored 58, 65, 82 and 65 against Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria and Kenya respectively. However, Zimbabwe missed out on qualification for the T20 World Cup 2024 as they finished third on the points table behind Namibia and Uganda.
Let us tell you that before scoring a half-century in the first T20I against Sri Lanka, Sikandar Raza was included in the list of former Kiwi cricketer Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, Craig Williams, Ryan Pathan, Gustav Macon and Reeza Hendricks, who have scored four consecutive half-centuries in T20I. Had scored half-centuries. New Zealand women’s cricketer Sophie Devine holds the record for six consecutive fifty-plus scores in all T20Is.
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