Srinagar: Pakistan all-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed on Thursday slammed his maiden T20 century in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League and also formed stand of 192 runs with Bangladesh star Shakib ul Hassan.
The maiden 45 ball ton by Iftikhar Ahmed helped Fortune Barishal, post total of 238-4 against Rangpur Riders.
Iftikhar smashed six fours and nine massive sixes during his blistering knock, making him the third Pakistani batter to score a century in the 2023 BPL season.
Earlier, Pakistani batters, Azam Khan and Usman Khan, had also scored unbeaten centuries in the same match of BPL 2023 between Chattogram Challengers and Khulna Tigers.
During the knock Iftikhar smashed three consecutive sixes against Haris Rauf in the 19th over of the innings. Rauf ended up conceding 42 runs in four overs, while picking two wickets.
In reply to Barishal’s massive total, Rangpur Riders kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
Riders opening batsmen, Saim Ayub, fell after scoring 18 runs from 18 balls, whereas their skipper Shoaib Malik could only muster 10 runs from 9 balls.
The Riders lost the match by 67 runs.