Malta vs Gibraltar 4th Match T20 Tri-Series 2021 Article

Read the article of Malta vs Gibraltar 4th Match T20 Tri-Series 2021 - Portugal Twenty20 Tri-Series tournament of the 4th T20I match first time played between Malta and Gibraltar at Gucherre Cricket Ground, Albergaria in 21st August 2021.

Varun Thamotharam's historic century before he holds nerve as Malta pulled off a thrilling 4-run victory over Gibraltar, despite a Chris Delany's 27-ball fastest fifty in a high-scoring thriller of the fourth match of a Tri-nation series.

Match Stats :
  • Gibraltar failed to chase target of 198 was the highest target failed to chase after losing two or fewer wickets in T20 internationals. The previous highest was 179 by Bangladesh against West Indies at Dhaka in 2012.
  • Varun Thamotharam became the first Malta batsman to score a hundred in T20 international cricket history.
  • Malta's 197 was their second highest score in T20 international and It is their highest total against Gibraltar in T20Is, previous highest was 149 at same venue in this tournament.
  • Gibraltar's 193 was their 
  • Malta's 4-run win was their smallest victory by terms of runs in T20 internationals, previous narrowest victory by 57-runs against Bulgaria at Sofia in the last year.
  • Chris Delany hammered a 27-ball fastest fifty for Gibraltar in T20 international, surpassing the his own record of 38-ball half-century against same opponent in this tournament and also 38-ball fifty hit by Louis Bruce in this match.

Malta scored 197-3 in 20 overs with top scorer by Varun Thamotharam 104 not out off 52-balls - which was his 1st T20I hundred and Bikram Arora cracked a unbeaten 66 off 54-balls including 9-fours & a six.

Gibraltar best bowler by Kenroy Nestor took 2-wickets and one for Edmund Packard.

Gibraltar scored 193-2 in 20 overs with top scorer by Chris Delany hammered a unbeaten 69 off 37-balls including 10-fours with strike rate of 186.48.

Louis Bruce struck 58 off 45-balls including 7-fours, Kenroy Nestor 24 and James Fitzgerald 17 not out.

Malta best bowler by Bilal Muhammad and Amar Sharma both took one-wickets.

Varun Thamotharam named Player of the match for record-breaking batting performance to smashed a career-best unbeaten 104-runs knocked off facing 52-balls including 8-fours and 6-sixes with strike rate of 200.



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