Pakistan’s hard hitting batter Iftekhar Ahmed The ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023 has wreaked havoc During the match between Fortune Barisal and Rangpur Riders Thursday at Jahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.
Representing Barisal, Ifthikar destroyed the Raiders’ bowling unit in the 18th match of the BPL, scoring an unbeaten century with six fours and nine sixes off just 45 deliveries. During his whirlwind spell, Iftikhar took his national teammate Harris Rauf To the cleaners, the right-arm pacer hit three back-to-back sixes.
It all happened in the last over of Barisal’s innings when Rauf’s three deliveries were sent into the stadium. It started off the third ball when Pakistan quickly went for a fuller length and picked up Iftikhar’s white skin and slogged wide long-on for a maximum.
Rauf then delivers a good length on the stumps, but the batsman flicks the ball over the deep backward square leg fence for a six. As expected, the fast bowler followed it up with a shorter delivery, and Iftikhar seemed to be waiting for it as he pulled it over deep backward square leg for a hat-trick of sixes.
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With Iftekhar in the game Shakib Al Hasan, registered a record-breaking partnership for the fifth wicket. The pair shared an unbeaten 192-run stand, breaking the previous record held by Adam Hoes and Dan Mosley, who added 171 runs in a T20 Blast game in 2020.
Basking in a dominant partnership, Barisal posted a mammoth total of 238/4 on the board. In reply, the Raiders managed just 171/9, losing the contest by 67 runs. Shamim HossainWas their highest scorer, with an unbeaten 44.
“It was my dream to score a century in T20. The situation was ideal, and I went for it. (In his battle with Rauf) there is no enmity. It was a real batting pitch and I took the attack to him. Iftikhar said after the match.