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Hundreds galore at Rawalpindi

It is no shock that two hundreds were scored in a single game at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

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The first day of the National T20 Cup’s shift to Rawalpindi saw two centuries in the same game between Southern Punjab and Sindh. Khurram Manzoor, first, thwacked the Southern Punjab bowlers all around the park racing to hundred off 53 balls and later in the night, Khushdil Shah returned the favor with more zeal and a hundred of just 35 balls. He became the fastest Pakistani to score a hundred in the format.

It is no shock that two hundreds were scored in a single game at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium as the stadium has already seen 11 Twenty20 hundreds in its history – most on any ground in Pakistan. In fact, only four grounds around the world have seen more hundreds hit than the batting heaven at Rawalpindi.

Most hundreds at a single ground in T20s

Ground

Number of hundreds scored

County Ground, Chelmsford

17

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

15

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

15

County Ground, Taunton

13

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

11

Kennington Oval, London

11

County Ground, Brighton

11

National Stadium, Karachi

9

 

It is also the second time at Rawalpindi that two hundreds have been scored in a single game. In a National T20 Cup match between Karachi Blues and FATA, Mukhtar Ahmed and Khurram Manzoor both scored a hundred.

A century is hit after nearly 11 matches at Rawalpindi. There is only one ground in Asia where centuries are hit as often as at Rawalpindi; the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore (a century every 8th match).

Matches per hundred at a ground in T20s

Ground

Matches/100

County Ground, Chelmsford

6.29

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

7.93

County Ground, Taunton

9.54

County Ground, Brighton

10

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

11.18

Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad

12

The Rose Bowl, Southampton

13.5

 

*all stats are updated until Oct 9, 2020 23:30 PKT.