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Malta vs Belgium 5th T20I 2021 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Malta vs Belgium 5th T20I 2021

Watch the highlights of Malta vs Belgium 5th T20I 2021 - Belgium tour of Malta 5-match Twenty20 international series of the 5th T20I match played between Belgium and Malta at Marsa Sports Club,Marsa in 10th July 2021.

Malta vs Belgium 5th T20I 2021 Highlights
Saber Zakhil plays a shot © ECN - European Cricket Network / YouTube

Rapid half-centuries from Hadisullah Tarakhel and Saber Zakhil sets up to Belgium thumping 39-run victory over Malta and clinch the five-match series with 3-2 in the fifth T20I.

Match Stats :
  • Belgium's 39-run win was their fourth largest victory by terms of runs in T20 internationals.
  • Belgium's 172 was their third highest score in T20 international and It is their highest total against Malta in T20Is, previous highest was 128 at same venue in the fourth T20I.
  • Hadisullah Tarakhel's 78 was the third highest score for Belgium in T20 international and the highest-score by an Belgium batsman against Malta in T20Is.
  • Saber Zakhil's unbeaten 64 was the fifth highest score for Belgium in T20 international and the second highest-score by an Belgium batsman against Malta in T20Is after Hadisullah Tarakhel's 78.
  • 7 : Saber Zakhil equalled a joint second most sixes hit for Belgium in an innings in T20 international, jointly with Shaheryar Butt and the most sixes hit by an Belgium batsman against Malta in an innings in T20Is.
  • 6 : Hadisullah Tarakhel hit the fourth most sixes in an innings for Belgium in T20 international and the second most sixes hit by an Belgium batsman against Malta in an innings in T20Is.
  • Hadisullah Tarakhel hammered a 26-ball fastest fifty for Belgium in T20 internationals, surpassing the previous record of 26-ball half-century held by Shaheryar Butt against Czech Republic at Walferdange in 2020.
  • Hadisullah Tarakhel became the third Belgium batsman to score a fifty in T20 internationals after Shaheryar Butt and Wahidullah Usmani.
  • Saber Zakhil became the fourth Belgium batsman to score a fifty in T20 internationals after Shaheryar Butt, Wahidullah Usmani and Hadisullah Tarakhel.

Belgium scored 172-6 in 20 overs with top scorer by Hadisullah Tarakhel hammered a 78 off 40-balls including 7-fours & 6-sixes with strike rate of 195 and Saber Zakhil 64 not out.

Malta best bowler by Waseem Abbas took 2-wickets, Amar Sharma, Bilal Muhammad, Ashok Bishnoi and Varun Thamotharam each took one-wickets.

Malta scored 133 for all-out in 18.4 overs with top scorer by Heinrich Gericke hammered a 55 off 33-balls including 5-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 166.66, Gopal Chaturvedi 25 and Bikram Arora 13.

Belgium best bowler by Saber Zakhil 3-28, Burhan Niaz, Khalid Ahmadi, Nemish Mehta each took one-wickets and Sheraz Sheikh took 1-wicket for 2-runs in 1-over.

Saber Zakhil named Player of the match for his all-round performance to picked up 3-wickets for 28-runs in 4-overs after smashing a career-best rapid unbeaten 64 off 34-balls including 7-sixes and a four with strike rate of 188.23.