Axar Patel breaks Jadeja's record, becomes 1st Indian batter to score T20I fifty at no.7

January 05, 2023

Sports Tak Staff

Axar Patel played a courageous knock in an unsuccessful run chase against Sri Lanka in 2nd T20I

The Indian all-rounder scored 65 runs from 31 deliveries including 3 fours and 6 sixes at MCA Stadium, Pune

Before Axar Patel's 65, the highest score by a no.7 batter in T20Is belonged to Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja scored an unbeaten 44 off 23 deliveries against Australia in 2020 in a winning cause

Overall, Axar Patel's 65 is the joint sixth-highest score by a no.7 batter in T20Is

Mohammad Nabi scored 89 runs from 30 deliveries against Ireland in 2017 which included 6 fours and 9 sixes

Among Test-playing nations, Axar Patel's 65 is the joint third-highest score by a batter at this position

Apart from Nabi, New Zealand's Jacom Oram (66*) and England's Ravi Bopara are ahead of Axar Patel

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