South Africa's in-form Reeza Hendricks joins T20I greats after half-century against Ireland

Reeza Hendricks has been in sensational form for South Africa ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia

By Web Desk
August 04, 2022
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KARACHI: South Africa's in-form batter Reeza Hendricks has joined T20I greats after his half-century against Ireland in Bristol on Wednesday.

Hendricks on Wednesday scored 74 runs in 53 balls to help the Proteas secure a 21-run win over Ireland in the first T20I of the two-match series.

After his sensational knock, the right-handed batter registered his name among several T20I greats, becoming only the sixth batter to score four consecutive half-centuries in the shortest format of the game.

Players to have scored four consecutive T20I half-centuries: 

  1. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) 2008, 2009
  2. Chris Gayle (West Indies) 2012
  3. Craig Williams (Namibia) 2021
  4. Rayyankhan Pathan (Canada) 2021
  5. Gustav McKeon (France) 2022
  6. Reeza Hendricks (South Africa) 2022

In South Africa's three-match series against England, Hendricks had scored 57, 53, and 70 runs, and his performance against Ireland was on par with those scores.

The opening batter also reaped massive gains in the latest ICC T20I batting rankings, as he jumped 16 places to 15th.