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WATCH: Mohammad Shahzad slams record-breaking 74 runs off 16 balls

Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum scored 21 off just 8 deliveries.

SNS | New Delhi |

Afghanistan opener Mohammad Shahzad was at his destructive best as he ripped apart the Sindhi bowling attack in the opening encounter of the T10 League 2018 to guide Rajputs a clinical ten-wicket victory.

On Wednesday, Shahzad slammed 74 runs off just 16 deliveries and in the process scripted the record for fastest fifty in the 10-over format. Shahzad just took 12 deliveries to score his fifty in the opening match T10 League. During his 74-run knock, Afghan batsman smashed eight sixes, six fours, taking only two singles and played no dot balls.

Batting first, Shane Watson-led Sindhis posted a respected target of 94 for the loss of six wickets in their allotted 10 overs. For Sindhis, their skipper Watson was the top scorer with 20-ball 42 and other than Australian, none of their batsmen reached the double figure mark. Chasing the respectable target of 95 runs, Rajputs won the match just in four overs and ten wickets to spare.

Former Indian bowler Munaf Patel was the best bowler for the Rajputs as he bagged three wickets and conceded 20 runs in his two overs.

Here is the video of Shahzad’s blistering knock:

 

Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum scored 21 off just 8 deliveries.