In the second match of the T20 series played between India and Sri Lanka in Pune, despite the blazing innings of Akshar Patel and Suryakumar Yadav, victory by 16 runs slipped from the hands of Team India. Although the victory was not achieved, but in this match, Akshar Patel presented a lively view of his all-round performance and won the hearts of crores of sports lovers. In this match, he broke the record of Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and made a new record in T20I cricket.
Akshar Patel took 2 wickets in 4 overs of his bowling in Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I Match, 2023 played at Pune. After that, coming at number 7 in India’s batting, he hit 65 runs in 31 balls at a strike rate of 200. In which 3 fours and 6 sixes were included.
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Left-handed batsman Axar Patel became the first Indian batsman to score a half-century batting at number seven or lower in T20I cricket. While making this record in this match, he also broke the record of India’s spinner all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. It is worth mentioning that in the year 2020, Ravindra Jadeja played an innings of 44 runs while batting at number seven in a T20I match against Australia.
In this latest match played in Pune, Akshar Patel hit 3 consecutive sixes in the 14th over of the Indian team’s batting by Wanindu Hasaranga. He completed his fifty in just 20 balls and became the fifth batsman to score the fastest half-century in T20 cricket. So far in this list, the name of ‘Sixer King’ all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is at the top. About 13 years ago today, Yuvraj Singh had hit Fifty in 12 balls in the first ICC T20 World Cup, 2007 against England in the year 2007.
If you look at the records of teams playing Test cricket, then talk about T20I cricket, the record of scoring the most runs at number seven is the name of Mohammad Nabi of Afghanistan. He scored 89 against Ireland. Jacob Oram of New Zealand comes in second place, who scored an unbeaten 66 against Australia. At the same time, England’s Ravi Bopara, who scored an unbeaten 65 against Australia, is in third place. Bopara has now come to Australia at number four, Akshar Patel, who scored 65 against Sri Lanka in Pune.