The first match of the 3-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan was played on 2 June. Also, Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in this match. Batting first, Sri Lanka set a target of 269 runs against Afghanistan. Which Afghanistan completed in 46.5 overs with 6 wickets and 19 balls to spare. The biggest contributor to this victory was Ibrahim Zadran who performed brilliantly for the team. So let’s know who is Ibrahim Zadran?
21-year-old Ibrahim Zadran became the hero of this big score of 269 for Afghanistan. Ibrahim played a brilliant innings of 98 runs. Interestingly, he missed his century by just 2 runs. Had he completed the last two runs, it would have been his fourth ODI century. However, Ibrahim (ibrahim zadran) has broken the record of India’s Shubman Gill who is in tremendous form.
Who is Ibrahim Zadran?
Afghanistan’s 21-year-old explosive batsman Ibrahim made his international debut in 2019. So far he has played 4 Tests and 9 ODIs for Afghanistan. In Tests, Zadran scored 356 runs at an average of 44.5 with three fifties. He has scored 531 runs in ODIs at an average of 66.4. In which 3 centuries and 1 half century were also played from his bat. Zadran scored a half-century in the second innings of his Test debut against Bangladesh. On the strength of that innings, Zadran has become one of the young players to score half-centuries. It is also said that he can become an important player for Afghanistan in the future.
Shubman Gill’s record broken
Ibrahim has broken the record of Shubman Gill by scoring 98 runs against Sri Lanka. Ibrahim has crossed the milestone of 500 runs in ODI cricket only in 9 innings. He became the joint second fastest player to score 500 runs in the ODI format. In such a situation, he has broken the record of India’s young and star player Shubman. Gill took 10 innings to score 500 runs in ODIs. So, although the record of fastest 500 runs in ODI cricket is held by South Africa’s Janeman Malan, he accomplished this feat in just 7 innings.
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