Star all-rounder Kieron Pollard has achieved a major milestone in T20 cricket while playing for Multan Sultans in PSL 2023. Pollard played a blistering inning of 39 runs in 28 balls against Lahore Qalandars with the help of two fours and three sixes.
With this, Kieron Pollard has completed 12,000 runs in T20 cricket. Pollard became the third batsman in the world to score 12,000 or more runs in T20 cricket. Earlier, former West Indies opener Chris Gayle and Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik are the only batsmen to have crossed this figure in T20 cricket.
Pollard is the only player
Kieron Pollard crossed this figure in the 620th match of his T20 career. Pollard now has 12023 runs in 620 matches with the help of a century and 56 half-centuries. He has also taken 311 wickets in this format. Pollard is the only player in the world who has played 600 or more T20 matches.
Completed 800 sixes
In this match, Kieron Pollard also completed 800 sixes in his T20 career. Pollard holds the second position in terms of most centuries in T20 cricket. Chris Gayle is on top of this list with 1056 sixes. Andre Russell of the West Indies is third on this list with 587 sixes. Brendon McCullum (485) and Colin Munro (473) occupy the fourth and fifth places respectively in this list.
What was the result of the match?
The match was played between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans in Lahore. Batting first, Lahore Qalandars scored 180 runs losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. Abdullah Shafiq (48) and Sam Billings (54) scored half-centuries. Kieron Pollard, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah, and Anwar Ali took two wickets each for Multan Sultans. Sameen Gul got a breakthrough.
Chasing the target, the team of Multan Sultans was able to score 159 runs losing only 7 wickets. Kieron Pollard (39) was the best scorer on the team. Rashid Khan took the most three wickets from Lahore Qalandars. Zaman Khan, Harris Rauf, Sikandar Raza, and Hussain Talat got one wicket each. Rashid Khan was adjudged Player of the Match for his brilliant performance.
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