Young Pakistani batsman rewrites history books in Australia, Breaks Australian skipper Record
ISLAMABAD - Young Pakistani middle-order batsman, Iftikhar Ahmed, has rewritten the history books by posting a new record while batting in Australia for the very first time. He managed the highest ever T20I score while batting at number 6 in Australia.
Iftikhar achieved this feat during the second T20 match between Australia and Pakistan. The match was played at Canberra on Tuesday.
Iftikhar Ahmed made 62 runs from just 34 deliveries. His blistering knock had 5 fours and 3 sixes with a strike rate of 182.35. He came in when things looked gloomy for the green shirts. Iftikhar remained not out helping Pakistan posted a respective total of 150-6 in 20 overs.
Australian captain Aaron Finch held this record previously. He had scored 53 runs from 33 deliveries against England at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 2011.
Iftikhar was delighted with his display. He said:
I play according to the team’s requirements and try to perform whenever I get the chance to do so.