• Home
  • Match Hub
  • Sikandar Raza Makes History Becomes First Zimbabwean To Special Feat During Zim Vs Ind

Sikandar Raza Makes History; Becomes First Zimbabwean To Special Feat During ZIM Vs IND

Sikander Raza completed 5000 T20I runs (X.com)Sikander Raza completed 5000 T20I runs (X.com)

Zimbabwe captain Sikandar Raza achieved the milestone of 5000 T20I runs during today's match against India, scoring 15 runs from 16 balls in the third T20I. 

Raza now holds the distinction of being the first Zimbabwean cricketer to reach 5000 runs in the T20 format. India won the game for 23 runs after Zimbabwe failed to chase 183 runs target.

Sikandar Raza reached this milestone in 243 innings, maintaining a strike rate of over 134 and an average of approximately 25. 

Of these 5000 runs, 2000 were scored while representing the Zimbabwe national team. Known for his versatility, Raza has recorded 30 half-centuries in his career, with his highest score being 95. He also contributes effectively with the ball.

Sikandar Raza's stats for Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe captain Sikandar Raza has played 89 T20 matches for Zimbabwe, scoring nearly 2000 runs overall, a feat unmatched by any other Zimbabwean batter who has not surpassed 1700 runs for the team. Raza has recorded 14 half-centuries for Zimbabwe, achieving a highest score of 87.

Raza's all-round abilities have consistently proven invaluable for Zimbabwe. He has contributed significantly with his off-spin bowling, taking 65 wickets for Zimbabwe.

Sikandar Raza is recognized as a specialist player in T20I cricket. Earlier this year, he achieved the distinction of being the first batter to score five consecutive 50-plus scores in T20Is. 

His outstanding performances have earned him 15 Player of the Match awards in his career, a tally that places him second in history alongside India's Suryakumar Yadav.