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T20I world record: Batsman hits fifty, century on same day

Shaheryar Butt has become the first batsman in T20I history to hit a hundred and fifty on the same day. Here is how he did it

T20I world record batsman hits fifty century same day apc
Walferdange, First Published Aug 30, 2020, 4:13 PM IST
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Walferdange (Luxembourg): A batsman has created history by scoring a century and a fifty in a single day in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) on Saturday (August 29).

This world record in T20I history was created by Belgium captain Shaheryar Butt in Walferdange, Luxembourg.

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First, he scored 81 not out off 45 balls with four fours and seven sixes against Luxembourg in the ongoing Luxembourg Twenty20 Tri-Series. Thanks to Butt’s knock, Luxembourg won by 37 runs.

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Again on August 29, Butt struck 125 not out off 50 balls (11 fours and nine sixes) against Czech Republic. Belgium won by 46 runs.

The 38-year-old Butt, who was born in Gujranwala, Pakistan, has so far played five T20Is. He averages 132 in the shortest format of the game. The right-handed batsman made his T20I debut last year.

Earlier, Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad had hit two fifties on the same day in T20I history.

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