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Bulgaria vs Serbia 4th T20I 2022 Article

Read the article of Bulgaria vs Serbia 4th T20I 2022 - Serbia tour of Bulgaria 4-match Twenty20 international series of the 4th T20I match played between Serbia and Bulgaria at National Sports Academy, Sofia in 26th June 2022.


Saim Hussain, Kevin D'Souza's rapid fifties and Hristov Lakov's superb unbeaten 48 steers to Bulgaria's record-breaking six-wicket victory over Serbia, despite a Leslie Dunbar's 44-ball century and clinch the their historic first series 4-0 whitewash in a high-scoring epic game of the fourth T20I.


Match Stats :
  • Bulgaria chased 243 was their highest successful run-chase in T20 international, previous highest chase was 226 against same opponent at same venue in this series' first T20I and the second highest successful run-chase in T20Is after Australia chased 243 against New Zealand at Auckland in 2018.
  • Bulgaria registered their historic first bilateral T20I series whitewash.
  • Leslie Dunbar hammered a 44-ball 11th fastest century in T20 internationals.
  • Leslie Dunbar became the first Serbia batsman to score two centuries in T20 international cricket history.
  • Kevin D'Souza hammered a 15-ball fastest fifty for Bulgaria in T20 international and the joint fourth fastest fifty in T20Is, jointly with Faisal Khan.
  • Saim Hussain hammered a 17-ball second fastest fifty for Bulgaria in T20 international and the joint 11th fastest fifty in T20Is.
  • Serbia's 242 was their highest total in T20 internationals, previous highest was 225 against same opponent at same venue in this opening T20I.
  • Bulgaria's 246 was their highest score in T20 internationals, previous highest was 229 against same opponent at same venue in this series' first T20I.
  • 152 : Alexander Dizija and Leslie Dunbar set up the record second-wicket partnership for Serbia in T20 international, previously held by the 77-run stand jointly between Bilal Ahmed and Leslie Dunbar against same opponent at Corfu in 2019 and the Serbia's highest any-wicket stand in T20Is, previously held by the 106-run stand for the fourth-wicket between Alexander Dizija and Robin Vitas against same opponent at same venue in this series' third T20I.
  • 90 : Hristov Lakov and Saim Hussain set up the second highest second-wicket partnership for Bulgaria against Serbia in T20 international and the Bulgaria's third highest second-wicket stand in T20Is.
  • 488 : This is the joint second highest aggregate match in T20 international and the highest between Serbia and Bulgaria in T20Is.

Serbia scored 242-4 in 20 overs with top scorer by Leslie Dunbar hammered a 117 off 50-balls - which was his 2nd T20I hundred & also his second century against Bulgaria in T20Is - including 11-sixes & 9-fours with strike rate of 234.

Alexander Dizija struck 58 off 44-balls including 6-fours & 3-sixes and Wintley Burton blasted a 40 off 21-balls included 4-sixes & 3-fours with strike rate of 190.47.

Bulgaria best bowler by Hristov Lakov and Asad Ali Rehemtulla both took 2-wickets.

Bulgaria chased 246-4 in 19.4 overs with top scorer by Saim Hussain hammered a 71 off 24-balls including 7-sixes & 4-fours with strike rate of 295.83.

Kevin D'Souza blasted a 66 off 27-balls including 7-sixes & 4-fours with strike rate of 244.44, Hristov Lakov 48 not out and Aravinda De Silva 20.

Hristov Lakov named Player of the match for his match-winning all-round performance to scored a unbeaten 48 off 40-balls including 5-fours after taking a 2-wickets for 32-runs in 4-overs.