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Bulgaria vs Serbia 1st Match Sofia Twenty20 2021 Article

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Read the articles of Bulgaria vs Serbia 1st Match Sofia Twenty20 2021 - Sofia Twenty20 four-nation Twenty20 international tournament of the 1st T20I match played between Serbia and Bulgaria at National Sports Academy, Sofia in 24th June 2021.

Aravinda de Silva's record-breaking century, Rapid knocks from Bakhtiar Tahiri and Sulaiman Ali before Superb economical spell from Hristo Lakov helped to Bulgaria thumping 61-run victory over Serbia in a historic game of the opening match of a four-nation series. 

Match Stats :
  • Bulgaria's 61-run win was their second largest victory by terms of runs in T20 internationals.
  • Bulgaria's 208 was their highest score in T20 international cricket history, previous highest was 184 against Malta at same venue in the last year.
  • Aravinda de Silva became the first Bulgaria batsman to score a hundred in T20 international cricket history.
  • Aravinda de Silva's unbeaten 100 was the highest score by an Bulgaria batsman in T20 international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 74 held by Kiran Dasan.
  • 104 : Sulaiman Ali and Aravinda de Silva set up the record first-wicket partnership for Bulgaria in T20 international cricket history, previously held by the 82-run stand between Kiran Dasan and Hristo Lakov against same opponent at Corfu in 2019.

Bulgaria scored 208-2 in 20 overs with top scorer by Aravinda de Silva 100 not out off 60-balls - which was his 1st T20I hundred.

Bakhtiar Tahiri blasted a unbeaten 42 off 26-balls including 7-fours & a six with strike rate of 161.53, Sulaiman Ali hammered a 40 off 28-balls included 5-fours & 2-sixes with strike-rate of 142.85 and Hristo Lakov 18.

Serbia best bowler by Debutants Vukasin Zimonjic and Michael Dorgan both took 2-wickets on their debut T20I match.

Serbia scored 147-5 in 20 overs with top scorer by Debutant Slobodan Tosic - who scored a unbeaten 38 off 57-balls on his debut T20I - including 2-fours.

Leslie Dunbar hammered a 39 off 11-balls including 5-fours & 3-sixes with strike rate of 354.54, Debutants Brett Davidson and Wintley Burton both scored 18-runs on their debut T20I match.

Bulgaria best bowler by Hristo Lakov takes 2-wickets for 8-runs in 4-overs with economy rate of 2, Dimo Nikolov took 2-wickets and one for Prakash Mishra.

Aravinda de Silva named Player of the match for his record-breaking career-best unbeaten rapid 100-runs knocked off facing 60-balls including 8-sixes and 8-fours with strike rate of 166.66.