WATCH: Ifthikhar Ahmed smacks Haris Rauf for 3 consecutive sixes throughout his whirlwind knock in BPL 2023


Pakistan’s hard-hitting batter Ifthikhar Ahmed wreaked havoc within the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2023 throughout a recreation between Fortune Barishal and Rangpur Riders on the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Thursday.

Representing Barishal, Ifthikar demolished the Riders’ bowling unit within the 18th match of BPL, smashing an unbeaten century off simply 45 deliveries with the assistance of six fours and 9 humungous sixes. Throughout his whirlwind knock, Iftikhar took his nationwide teammate Haris Rauf to the cleaners, smacking the right-arm paceman for 3 back-to-back sixes.

All of it occurred within the penultimate over of Barishal’s innings when Rauf’s three deliveries have been dispatched into the stadium. It began with the third ball when Pakistan fast went for a fuller size, and Iftikhar picked the white leather-based and slammed it over large long-on for a most.

Rauf then bowled a very good size supply on the stumps, however the batter flicked the ball over the deep backward sq. leg fence for a six. Expectedly so, the quick bowler adopted it with a brief supply, and it appeared Iftikhar was ready for it as he pulled it over a deep backward sq. leg to get the hat-trick of sixes.

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Within the recreation, Iftikhar, together with Shakib Al Hasan, registered a record-breaking partnership for the fifth wicket. The duo shared an undefeated 192-run stand, breaking the beforehand held document by Adam Hose and Dan Mousley, who added 171 runs throughout a T20 Blast recreation in 2020.

On the financial institution of a dominating partnership, the Barishal posted a large whole of 238/4 on the board. In response, the Riders might solely handle to achieve 171/9, dropping the competition by 67 runs. Shamim Hossain, with an unbeaten 44, was their highest scorer.

“It was my dream to get 100 in T20s. The state of affairs was excellent, and I went for it. (On his battle with Rauf) There isn’t a animosity. It was a real batting pitch, and I took the assault to him,” stated Iftikhar after the match.



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