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Dubai: Mohammad Shahzad Smashes Record Breaking 74 Runs Off 16 Balls, In T10 League Match

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| November 22 , 2018 , 16:49 IST

Afghanistan wicket-keeper and explosive batsman Mohammad Shahzad showcased his destructive batting skills as he smashed an unbeaten 74 runs off 16 balls to fetch Rajputs a 10-wicket win over Sindhis in the T10 League in Dubai on Wednesday.

Chasing a par total target of 95, Shahzad and Brendon McCullum slammed the bowlers all around the park with their aggressive batting as they chased down the total in just 24 deliveries. It was a brilliant show by the duo as the chase was completed in just 17 minutes.

Afghan batsman Shahzad also registered the highest score in T10s ever and the wicket-keeper batsman was able to bring up his fifty in just 12 balls - another feat in T10 cricket.

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Batting first, Shane Watson's Sindhis posted a challenging 94/6 in 10 overs with the help of 20-ball 42 from the skipper. While the Sindhis could easily have piled up a lot more runs on board, none of their batsmen except Watson, managed to reach double-figure mark. Munaf Patel was the best bowler for the Rajputs as he took 20/3 in his two overs.

McCullum scored 21 off just 8 deliveries and was a quiet spectator to Shahzad's brilliance on the other end. 74 runs, 16 balls, six fours, eight sixes, only two singles and no dot balls were Shahzad's incredible numbers at the end of the game.