Broadcast to a worldwide audience, the European Cricket Championship - ECC21 - is a month-long national team tournament including representative sides from England and the Netherlands. Featuring almost 100 games in September and October, 15 national teams will contest the inaugural 2021 edition. The competition will be intense for the European Cricket Championship crown at the picturesque Cartama Oval, Malaga, Spain.
Saber Zakhil enjoyed a fantastic opening day at theDream11 European Cricket Championship, winning the Player of the Match award in Belgium's impressive wins overSpain andLuxemborg. The first day of the big ticket event deserved a compelling performance and World Record Holder Zakhil provided just that with a dynamic all-round showing.
In theopening match of the tournament, Zakhil smashed an unbeaten 43 off a mere 13 balls to turn the game on its head against the hosts Spain. The highlight of the knock was him reeling off six sixes in his innings without a single four. Earlier, he had also taken a priceless wicket with the ball.
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In thesecond game against Luxemborg, Zakhil was once again in his element. Walking in to bat in the fourth over, Zakhil went berserk, slamming an 18-ball half-century to propel Belgium to a daunting total of 165. In similar fashion to the knock against Spain, Zakhil flaunted his six-hitting skills, smashing seven maximums and just one four in his knock.
Ranked 40th in theICC T20 World Rankings going into the tournament, Belgium knocked off two wins on day one in the Dream11 European Cricket Championship and currently sits at thetop of Group A standings.
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