Watch: Mujeeb Ur Rahman blitzes sixes galore in Afghanistan’s fastest ever ODI half-century
Watch: Mujeeb Ur Rahman smashed sixes galore en route to Afghanistan’s fastest ever ODI fifty, giving Pakistan a fright in the third ODI in the process.
Mujeeb walked in in a hopeless situation, the score reading 97-7 chasing 269 to win. Moreover, if Afghanistan were looking around for someone to provide a miracle, Mujeeb would be some way down the list; he had played more than 300 professional matches coming into today (August 26) and had a top score of 27. He had played 63 ODIs for an average of 6.15 and a high score of 18*.
What followed must therefore go down as one of the unlikeliest feats of batting brilliance cricket has ever seen. Mujeeb walked off 64 off 37 to his name, having hit five fours and five sixes and broken Afghanistan’s national record for the fastest ODI fifty, brought up off 26 balls.