History was scripted when Belgium and Germany stepped into the Royal Brussels Cricket Ground in Brussel for their first ever T20 International match. The visitors Germany registered their first ever win in T20Is. whereas, Belgium succumbed to a defeat on their home soil in their debut ODI game.
Talking about the first T20I, Germany batted first and managed only 128 on the board for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. M Muhammad (29), Harmanjot Singh (39) and Amith Sarma (27) were the major contributors with the bat. In reply, Belgium could only manage 119 and fell short by 9 runs with skipper S Butt being the top scorer with 30 runs from 27 deliveries. Ahmed Wardak was the pick of the bowlers with 3 scalps to his name.
The second T20I saw Germany posting 144 on the board and till this article was written, Belgium was 38 for the loss of 4 wickets in 7 overs. Germany looks on course of yet another win and take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series.
Belgium vs Germany
Venue: Royal Brussels Cricket Ground, Brussels
Time: May 12, 02:00 PM
Belgium squad to face Germany:
Shaheryar Butt(c), Syed Jamil, Aziz Mohammad, Mamoon Latif, Noor Momand(w), Syed Zaki Ul Hassan, Ali Raza, Reyhan Faiz, Mohammad Noman, Abdul Rehman, Abdul Rashid, Murid Ekrami, Saber Zakhil, Ashiqullah Said
Germany squad to face Belgium:
Venkatraman Ganesan(c), Daniel Weston(w), Rishi Pillai, Talha Khan, Mudassar Muhammad, Sajid Liaqat, Muslim Yar Ashraf, Vijayshankar Chikkannaiah, Abdul Rahimzei, Izatullah Dawlatzai, Amith Sarma, Harmanjot Singh, Sahir Naqash, Asad Mohammad, Ahmed Wardak
Belgium: Shaheryar Butt, Mamoon Latif, Murid Ekrami, Noor Momand/S Jamil, Syed Zaki Ul Hassan, Saber Zakhil, Raja Tasawar Iqbal, Ashiqullah Said, Ali Raza, Syed Jamil, Aziz Mohammad
Germany: Venkatraman Ganesan, Mudassar Muhammad, Vijayshankar Chikkannaiah, Talha Khan, Ahmed Wardak, Amir Khan Mangal, Abdul Rahimzei, Asad Mohammad, Sahir Naqash, Daniel Weston, Amith Sarma