National T20 Cup has been providing us with thrilling cricket over the past few weeks. We have seen high-quality cricket and quite a few records during the tournament.
Khushdil Shah scored the fastest T20 century by a Pakistani, Shoaib Malik crossed 10,000 T20 runs, Kamran Akmal became the first wicket-keeper in world cricket to reach 100 stumpings and some exciting finishes.
Young players have also stepped up during the tournament and have showcased their talent to the world. Central Punjab’s Abdullah Shafique and Northern’s Haider Ali have been quite remarkable throughout the tournament. The latest addition to the list of exciting youngsters is Sindh’s Danish Aziz.
Danish pulled off one of the most amazing comebacks in the history of the game. Despite Sindh faltering at 34/7, Danish managed to steal victory from the jaws of defeat, scoring 72* off 47 balls.
34/7 ➡️ 140/8
Danish Aziz scored 72* from 47 balls, including 20 from the final over, as Sindh mounted an incredible comeback in the #NationalT20Cup to beat Khyber Paktunkhwa by two wickets 🤯
— ICC (@ICC) October 13, 2020
Sindh required 20 runs to win from the last over and Danish Aziz got his team over the line by hitting a six on the last ball of the match. Danish chased down 15 runs off the last three balls of the match with two sixes and a four.
The entertaining final over!
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 13, 2020
Only India’s MS Dhoni has chased more runs in the last three balls of a chase. Rising Pune Supergiants’ Dhoni scored 16 runs in an IPL match in 2016 to win the match for his side against Kings XI Punjab.
Danish Aziz yesterday successfully chased 15 runs off last 3 balls with a 6, 4 and 6. In recorded history of T20s, only one batsman has chased more off last three balls – MS Dhoni (16 runs) for Rising Pune Supergiants vs KXIP in Vizag in 2016. #NationalT20Cup
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) October 14, 2020
Danish and all-rounder Anwar Ali put on a record-breaking partnership to take Sindh home. Danish and Anwar put on 78 runs, which is the highest 8th wicket partnership in Pakistan. Sindh added 106 runs for the 8th wicket, which is the highest number of runs added after the fall of 7 wickets to win a match in T20 history.
106 is the highest amount of runs added after fall of 7th wicket to win a match in T20 history. Sindh went from 34-7 to 140-8 in their successful chase. Amazing knock by Danish Aziz. #NationalT20Cup
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) October 13, 2020
National T20 Cup has lived up to its expectations and hopefully, it will provide the platform for more exciting young cricketers to make the headlines.