Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Bilal Irshad becomes first player to score triple century in ODIs


LAHORE: Bilal Irshad – 26-year-old cricketer – has registered his name in the record books by smashing an unbeaten triple century in ongoing Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Fazal Mehmood Inter Club Cricket Championship 2017.

The young cricketer from Shikarpur scored 320 runs off 175 balls by opening the batting for Shaheed Alam Bux cricket club against Al Rehman cricket club in Shikarpur region’s tournament during the championship.

Bilal’s scintillating innings comprised of 9 sixes and a mind-boggling 42 boundaries.

The score is believed to be one of the top innings in the history of all forms of limited-overs cricket in the country. However, this could not be confirmed immediately as there were no proper records of club cricket.

The Fazal Mahmood club championship started as an initiative to bring together as many as 98 districts across the country and was launched in Balochistan.

Bilal, along with teammate Zakir Hussain, added 364 runs for the second-wicket partnership and powered his team to a mammoth 556 runs in 50 overs which in turn helped his team win the match by a massive 411-run margin.

Irshad has also represented Hyderabad region in seven first-class games, two T20’s and one List A game. 

Commenting on the achievement, a PCB spokesperson said: “The top performers in this tournament will be dovetailed into our existing inter-district, District/Regional selection process will be based on performance, emerging cricketers will be motivated to improve their skills and fitness standards,” it was quoted as saying.

Moreover, the championship aims to provide raw young talent, a platform to showcase their skills and is being played across Pakistan in 30 districts.




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