Pakistan’s hard-hitting batsman Iftikhar Ahmed played a brilliant innings in the previous match against Rangpur Riders in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023.
Rangpur won the toss and elected to bowl first and were in control after taking the opening wicket within the first ten overs.
Skipper Shakib-al-Hasan joined Iftikhar Ahmed and put on a massive stand of 192 runs to register 238 runs after losing four wickets in the first innings.
The partnership between Iftikhar Ahmed and Shakib is now the fifth-highest wicket-taking partnership in T20 cricket, overtaking the 171-run partnership between A Hose and D Mosley.
Iftekhar Ahmed played an aggressive innings of 100 off 45 balls, which included six fours and nine huge sixes.
In the 19th over of the first innings, Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf came to bowl against Iftikhar Ahmed, but it was Iftikhar’s night as he hit three consecutive sixes in his over as he was in the mood to score big runs for his team.
Rangpur Riders are limited to 171 runs after losing 9 wickets. Iftekhar was adjudged man of the match for his aggressive innings.
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