Shahzad powers Afghanistan to T20 Series win against Zimbabwe!
In the 2nd T20I of the ongoing series between Afghanistan & Zimbabwe at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad smashed 118 in his side's 215-6 in 20 overs beating the their African opponent by 81 runs and taking the series 2-0.
The 27-year-old opener carried his bat, reaching his hundred off 52 balls with eight fours and eight sixes.
By the end, Shahzad had hit 10 boundaries and faced 67 balls in total to continue his impressive form in the UAE.
Zimbabwe were eventually all out for 134 on Sunday with 11 balls to spare as Afghanistan swept the two-game series having won the first match by just five runs on Friday.
They had earlier claimed the ODI series 3-2 to follow their victory against the same opponents in Africa in October.
Shahzad's unbeaten 118 puts him on the fourth position on the list of the highest individual score, following Australia's Aaron Finch's mammoth 156 against England in 2013, New Zealand's Brendon McCullum is second on the all-time list with his 123 against Bangladesh in Pallekele in 2012, while South Africa's Faf du Plessis's 119 against the West Indies in Johannesburg in January last year puts him on the 3rd spot just ahead of Mohammed Shahzad.
Scores in Brief:
Afghanistan 215-6 in 20 overs (Mohammad Shahzad 118 not out) v Zimbabwe 134 all out in 18.1 overs (Hamilton Masakadza 63, Peter Moor 35)
Result: Afghanistan won by 81 runs