Historic Record

Sikandar Raza set a new world record by scoring his fifth consecutive fifty in T20 Internationals, a first for any batter in the format

Match Contribution

Raza scored 62 runs off 42 balls in this match, contributing significantly to Zimbabwe's total score

Bowling Performance

Alongside his batting, Raza also excelled in bowling, taking 3 wickets for just 13 runs in the match

Leadership Role

As the captain of Zimbabwe, Raza's performance was a standout in the team, especially since no other teammate scored above 30

Prior Form

This record comes after Raza's impressive performances in the Africa Region Qualifier for the T20 World Cup, where he scored four consecutive fifties

Overall T20I Stats

Raza is Zimbabwe's highest run-scorer in T20Is with 1,836 runs at a strike rate of 134.80, including 13 half-centuries

Bowling Credentials

In T20Is, Raza has taken 58 wickets with his off-spin, showcasing his prowess as an all-rounder​

Close Contest

Despite Raza's efforts, Zimbabwe narrowly lost the match, with Sri Lanka winning off the final ball

Consistent Performer

Raza's sequence of high scores began in November of the previous year and has been a consistent feature of his recent performances​

Consistent Performer

Raza's record surpasses the achievements of well-known cricketers like Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle in consecutive T20I fifties