Hamilton Masakadza Betters Brendon McCullum, Blasts Second-Highest Score in Twenty20s

Updated: 11 February 2016 22:35 IST

Hamilton Masakadza put up a magnificent display of power-hitting as he slammed a magnificent 162, the second highest score in Twenty20s, during a domestic Twenty20 competition in Zimbabwe.

Hamilton Masakadza Betters Brendon McCullum, Blasts Second-Highest Score in Twenty20s
Hamilton Masakadza blasted the second-highest individual score in Twenty20s by smashing 162 in a Zimbabwe Domestic Twenty20 competition. © AFP

Zimbabwe batsman Hamilton Masakadza notched up the second-highest individual score in Twenty20 history when he blasted an unbeaten 162 off 71 balls in the match between Mountaineers and Mashonaland Eagles in Harare on Thursday. (Latest Cricket News)

Masakadza's 162 was made of just 71 balls and it included 14 fours and 11 sixes. This is the second-highest score in Twenty20s, just 13 runs behind Chris Gayle's monstrous 175 off 66 balls which he made for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League.

However, his effort bettered Brendon McCullum's knock of 158 which he smashed in the first match of the Indian Premier League in 2008 for Kolkata Knight Riders against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Masakadza became the second player to score a hundred in the Zimbabwe Twenty20 Domestic competition in the 2015/16 season. Incidentally, the Eagles team have conceded hundreds both times, with Bothwell Chapungu scoring an unbeaten 103 on Wednesday.

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