Abhay Negi
Abhay Negi. (Credits: Twitter)

As the Indian national cricket team continue to dazzle in the international stage, the upcoming guns are not staying behind either. The Syed Ali Mushtaq Trophy 2019 is in full flow, having started from the 8th of November. The domestic Twenty20 competition of 2019 has witnessed some ground-breaking records getting created with Abhay Negi slamming the fastest fifty recently. The competition also has international stars vying to make a comeback to the national team.

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In the latest news with regards to the tournament, Meghalaya all-rounder Abhay Negi blazed away to a half-century in just 14 deliveries against Mizoram on Sunday. Negi eclipsed Robin Uthappa’s record of the fastest fifty in the history of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The 27-year old also came in par with KL Rahul’s record of becoming the quickest to reach the milestone in India.

Meghalaya's Abhay Negi Scores 50 Off 14 Balls In The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Abhay Negi (L) and Ravi Teja (R). Credit: Twitter

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Abhay Negi breaks record-books with dazzling fifty

KL Rahul scored a fifty off 14 balls for Kings XI Punjab against Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in IPL 2018 at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Meghalaya’s innings finished at 207 for the loss of only four wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Abhay remained unbeaten at 50 off just 15 balls while Dwaraka Ravi Teja played an excellent hand too, scoring 53 off 31 deliveries.

The 27-old’s whirlwind knock of fifty comprised of six maximums and two boundaries. In reply to Meghalaya’s 207, Mizoram gave a tough fight to the target; however, fell well short of the goal. Mizoram ended their innings at 182 for the loss of two wickets as Meghalaya emerged victorious by 25 runs. Speaking of his knock, Negi said that he knew he wanted to make the most of his opportunity and went in to bat with a free mind by keeping things simple.

Meghalaya's Abhay Negi Scores 50 Off 14 Balls In The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Abhay Negi. Credit: Cricx.com

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“I got an opportunity to bat and I just played freely. That was the only plan, and then this happened,” Negi told Sportstar in an interview. “I wanted to keep this simple and I knew that I had to make the opportunities count and I just did that,” he added.

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