Sikandar Raza Smashes Fastest Century for Zimbabwe in ODIs

Sikandar Raza Smashes Fastest Century for Zimbabwe in ODIs

These days, qualifier matches are being played between 10 teams for the World Cup 2023 in Zimbabwe. In which the fifth match was played between Zimbabwe and Netherlands, in which Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza won everyone’s heart with his brilliant performance. He took 4 wickets in the first bowling and then made the team win with a brilliant batsman.

While bowling first in this match, Sikandar Raza took 4 wickets in 10 overs giving 55 runs. He took the wickets of Netherlands batsmen Vikramjit Singh (88), Max O’Dowd (59), Bas de Leede (4) and Wesley Barresi (4). After that, Sikandar Raza played an inning of 102 runs in 54 balls while batting at number five for Zimbabwe. This was the fastest century in ODIs for Zimbabwe.

Sikandar Raza’s innings included 6 fours and 8 sixes. During this his strike rate was 188.89. Sikandar Raza was given the title of Man of the Match for this excellent all-rounder performance.

Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, the Netherlands team scored 315 runs in 50 overs. Opener batsman Vikramjit Singh scored 88 and Max O’Dowd scored 59 runs for the team. While Captain Scott Edwards scored 83 runs in 72 balls with the help of 8 fours.

Opener Joylord Gumbie (40) and captain Craig Ervine (50) got the Zimbabwe team off to a good start in the run chase. After that, Sean Williams, batting at number three, scored 91 runs in 58 balls with the help of 10 fours and 2 sixes. Batting at number five, Sikandar Raza played an important role in helping the team achieve the target in 40.5 overs by scoring 102 runs in 52 balls.

Amit Darji

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