Malta vs Belgium 2nd T20I 2021 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Malta vs Belgium 2nd T20I 2021 - Belgium tour of Malta 5-match Twenty20 international series of the 2nd T20I match played between Belgium and Malta at Marsa Sports Club, Marsa in 08th July 2021.

Malta vs Belgium 2nd T20I 2021 Highlights
Burhan Niaz celebrates after taking a wicket © ECN - European Cricket Network / YouTube

Burhan Niaz's record-breaking 4 for 8 before Hadisullah Tarakhel's assault helped to Belgium's record ten-wicket victory over Malta and level the series with 1-1 in the second T20I.

Match Stats :
  • Belgium's ten-wicket win was their largest victory by terms of runs in T20 internationals.
  • Malta's 50 was their lowest score in T20 internationals, previous lowest was 97 against Spain at Cartagena in 2019.
  • Burhan Niaz's 4 for 8 was the best bowling figures for Belgium in T20 international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 3 for 14 held by Khalid Ahmadi against Luxembourg at Walferdange in 2020.
  • Burhan Niaz's economy rate of 2.00 was the joint best economical bowling performance for Belgium in T20 internationals, jointly with Murid Ekrami.
  • 52* : Said Hakim and Hadisullah Tarakhel set up the record first-wicket partnership for Belgium in T20 international, previously held by the 49-run stand between Syed Jamil and Mamoon Latif against Germany at Waterloo in 2019 and Belgium's fourth highest any-wicket stand in T20Is.

Malta scored 50 for all-out in 13 overs with top scorer by Varun Thamotharam 15, Ravinder Singh 9 and Heinrich Gericke 6.

Belgium best bowler by Burhan Niaz 4-8, Sheraz Sheikh, Khalid Ahmadi, Ashiqullah Said and Nemish Mehta each took one-wickets.

Belgium chased 52-0 in 5.3 overs with top scorer by Hadisullah Tarakhel hammered a unbeaten 45 off 21-balls including 6-fours & 3-sixes with strike rate of 214.28 and Said Hakim 6 not out.

Burhan Niaz named Player of the match for his record-breaking bowling performance to claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 8-runs in 4-overs including a maiden.



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