Rahmat Shah hammers 52 versus Netherlands, surpasses 3,500 ODI runs

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Rahmat Shah hammers 52 versus Netherlands, surpasses 3,500 ODI runs
Rahmat Shah’s purple patch continued with another critical fifty against the Netherlands in match 34 of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup in Lucknow.
The veteran Afghanistan hitter hit his 26th ODI fifty, his third in a row in this format.
His 54-ball 52 had eight boundaries.
He delivered another strong knock to help his team win.


Rahmat’s third ODI fifty in a row
Afghanistan lost Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the sixth over, and Rahmat arrived to the crease and batted brilliantly since then.
He batted patiently and took advantage of loose balls.
Afghanistan lost Ibrahim Zadran in the 11th over before Rahmat and Hashmatullah Shahidi contributed 74 runs to take the total past 120 runs.
Finally, Rahmat was caught and bowled by Saqib Zulfiqar.

Rahmat surpasses 3,500 ODI runs.
Rahmat, Afghanistan’s leading ODI run-scorer, has surpassed 3,500 runs in this format.
He has 3,533 runs in 104 matches, with an average of 36.80.
He has not only hit 26 fifties, but also five centuries. Only Mohammad Shahzad (6) has more ODI tons among Afghanistan hitters.
He scored 264 runs in seven matches at 52.80 in the 2023 World Cup.

Afghanistan has over 500 ODI World Cup runs.
Rahmat became the first Afghan hitter to reach 500 runs in the ODI World Cup thanks to this effort.
He has 518 runs at 34.53 in 16 ODI World Cup appearances. In this competition, Rahmat has four fifties.
Notably, he is Afghanistan’s leading ODI World Cup run-scorer.
Rahmat has 450 runs from 16 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) at 30 (50s: 4).

Rahmat’s second-fastest ODI fifty.
Rahmat hit 50 runs in 47 deliveries, the second-fastest fifty in ODI history. According to Cricket.com, his fastest ODI fifty came in 44 deliveries against Zimbabwe in 2018. Afghanistan also had the fourth-fastest fifty in the ODI World Cup.

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