Mahmudullah on verge of T20I record for Bangladesh

Mahmudullah is two sixes short of reaching 50 maximums, which would make him the first Bangladesh cricketer to do so in the T20I format.

Mahmudullah during a practice session at the SCA Stadium in Rajkot ahead of the second T20 International against India.   -  VIJAY SONEJI

Bangladesh T20I skipper Mahmudullah Riyad is on the verge of adding another record to his name when his side takes on host India in the second match of the three-match rubber at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday. Bangladesh stunned the Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue by seven wickets in the first T20I in Delhi and will now be aiming to take an unassailable lead in the series.

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Mahmudullah is just two sixes away from completing 50 maximums in the shortest format of the game and if he achieves the feat on Thursday, the Bangladesh skipper will become the first cricketer from his nation to achieve it.

Among Bangladesh batsman, Tamim Iqbal has 41 sixes, while banned Shakib Al Hasan has 33. Mushfiqur Rahim has hit 31 sixes.

Last Sunday, Bangladesh beat India by seven wickets in the series opener, chasing down a modest target of 149 with ease. It was its first victory over India in the shortest format.