ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023: Batting first, Vikramjit Singh (88) and Max Odaud (59) gave the Netherlands a brilliant start.
ICC ODI World Cup Qualifiers 2023: Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza impressed with a blistering century in the ongoing ODI World Cup Qualifiers in Harare. In this match against Netherlands, Zimbabwe captain won the toss and chose to bowl. Batting first, Vikramjit Singh (88) and Max Odaud (59) gave a good start for the Netherlands team. In this sequence Sikandar Raza broke the partnership of 120 runs for the first wicket.
After that Captain Edwards scored 83 runs off 72 balls with 8 fours. With this, the Netherlands team scored 315 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Sikandar Raja shone with 4 wickets for Zimbabwe.
Coming into the ring with a huge target of 316 runs, the Zimbabwean players Craig Irvine (50) and Joylord (40) gave a good start. Sean Williamson, who came third, scored 91 runs off just 58 balls with 2 sixes and 10 fours. Meanwhile, Sikandar Raja, who entered the ring at number 5, rained runs.
Raja rained sixes on the Netherlands bowlers. Sikandar Raja (102) impressed with an unbeaten century off just 54 balls with 8 sixes and 6 fours. Also, Sikandar Raja scored 319 runs in just 40.5 overs and gave the Zimbabwe team a huge victory by 6 wickets.
Sikandar Raja scored a mammoth century in just 54 balls and also holds the record for the fastest century in ODI cricket for Zimbabwe. Earlier this record was held by Sean Williams. On 18 June, against Nepal, Williams scored a century in just 70 balls.
Now Sikandar Raja created a new history by erasing this record in just 2 days. He also excelled as an all-rounder in this match and won the Man of the Match award.
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