Twitter Reactions: Hazratullah Zazai’s onslaught rips apart Nangarhar Leopards

The 20-year-old accomplished his ton in 44 balls.

Hazratullah Zazai
Hazratullah Zazai. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 2018 APL match between Kabul Zwanan and Nangarhar Leopards in Sharjah turned out to be a high scoring one and had all the ingredients to be an absolute thriller, but some lusty blows from the Zwanan batsmen meant that the encounter turned out to be one-sided. In the end, Rashid Khan’s men won the match by a comprehensive margin of seven wickets.

Devcich guides the Leopards

Kabul Zwanan won the toss and elected to bat first and the decision backfired miserably for the reason that Anton Devcich and Najib Tarakai raced away to a 109-run stand from merely 68 deliveries. Off-spinner Shahidullah Kamal broke the stand with Tarakai’s wicket. Part-time offie Javed Ahmadi picked up the second wicket in the form of left-hander Hashmatullah Shahidi.

Rashid Khan got the prized scalp of Andre Russell for a four-ball duck. However, Devcich played till the very end and scored 94 runs from 58 balls with the help of seven boundaries and half-a-dozen sixes. His belligerent knock guided the Nangarhar Leopards to a competitive score of 188 runs from 20 overs. Ben Cutting cleared the ropes a couple of times to propel the Leopard’s score.

Zazai wrecks havoc

The run chase was expected to be a hard grind, but opener Hazratullah Zazai made a mockery of the target and helped his team track it down with 13 balls to spare. He set up a stand of 144 runs along with Luke Ronchi in merely 69 balls to take the sting out of the Leopards’ bowlers. The left-hander made utilisation of the field restrictions and notched his half-century in 17 balls.

The 20-year-old accomplished his ton in 44 balls and was dismissed by Ben Cutting after he scored 124 runs from 55 balls with the help of 12 boundaries and nine sixes. Nevertheless, by then the writing was on the walls for Cutting’s men. Rahmat Shah got the other wicket of Luke Ronchi, who silent scored 26 off 24 balls, most importantly lending appropriate support to Zazai.

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