Andhra surpasses Sri Lanka’s 12-year T-20 record

On Day 2 of the ongoing tenth edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in India, Andhra produced one of the most clinical performance ever to trounce Nagaland by a whopping margin.

Andhra racked up a mammoth 244 for 4 in 20 overs riding on Ricky Bhui’s 108 off 42 balls.

In reply, Nagaland were bundled out for 65 in 13.1 overs.

As a result, Andhra picked up a 179-run victory which is the biggest ever win ever in T20s; surpassing Sri Lanka’s 172-run win over Kenya in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup (2007).

Andhra’s Ricky was on song with the willow. He smashed a whirlwind 42-ball 108 which included ten sixes and five fours.

He got the momentum from the word go and went bonkers on the hapless Nagaland bowlers. In their maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy appearance, Nagaland had a daunting task to come anywhere close to the total. However, they faltered without posing any threat. Skipper Rongsen Jonathan accounted for almost half of the team runs with 30 coming off his blade.

Nagaland’s performance would have only pleased Kenya, who were thrashed by Sri Lanka in the first edition of the T20 World Cup. Speaking about that contest, Sri Lanka posted a solid 260 for 6 in 20 overs. Fifties from Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene bolstered the Asian side’s total. Kenya surrendered with the bat and folded for 88 in 19.3 overs. Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga and Tillikaratne Dilshan took two wickets apiece in Sri Lanka’s record-breaking victory.

Hanuma Vihari-led Andhra have not only earned valuable points courtesy their convincing victory over Nagaland, but also bettered Sri Lanka’s decade-long record. (Courtesy Times Now News)


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