Ironed and Fired – Irish crushed in Afghanistan! (Photos courtesy of Cric Info and ECB Cricket)

On many other days, 194-6 would be a winning score and certainly one of the higher scores in T20I history. However, the chaos and carnage caused just over an hour before will remain in the record books for a long time!! Fans of bowling look away now!

278-3 – Highest Team Total

236 – Highest T20I Partnership

16 – Most sixes in individual innings

162NO – Second highest individual T20I score

42 balls – Third fastest men’s T20I ton

Take a bow Harzratullah Zazai! 162 from just 62 deliveries with 16 sixes and 11 fours. Take a lie down Irish bowlers and fielders! Zazai has been mentioned by other bloggers as one to watch htpp://www.sillypointcricket.com. and the fans certainly didn’t take their eye of him. 16 sixes and 11 fours at a strike rate of 261.3 has definitely boosted his stats.

In just his 5th T20I Match, Zazai has shown that he will be a cornerstone to Afghanistan’s future success with the bat and the upcoming World Cup could be the place to promote his name around the world.

This doesn’t make good reading for Ireland with 8.75 being the most economical. 8 bowlers were used in a run fest that Ireland just watched the ball sail into the crowd! Credit to the bowlers for giving it their all throughout the 20 overs.

Rashid Khan then showed Ireland and the rest of his team mates how to bowl taking 4-25. I’m pretty sure he was bowling on a different surface to everyone else …

Paul Sterling’s 91 from 50 was Ireland’s highest T20I individual score and his partnership with Kevin O’Brien of 126 was Ireland’s highest opening partnership. So Ireland still broke records in a record breaking loss!

What a crazy game and roll on Game 3 of this Twenty20 International Series!

Short Leg boldly predicts that Paul Sterling will make a ton and Usman Ghani will make another 50+ plus score. As for Zazai, he could make a 100 or a first ball duck- who knows?

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