Daniel Ibrahim, 16 years 299 days old, has become the youngest player to score a half-century in the 131-year history of the County Championship. (signal photo)
Till last Sunday, 16-year-old English player Daniel Ibrahim was not even aware of his debut, but within a week he dominated the cricket world.
New Delhi. English player Daniel Ibrahim has registered his name in the history of English cricket at the age of 16. Daniel, 16 years 299 days old, has become the youngest player to score a half-century in the 131-year history of the county championship. Debuting against Yorkshire, the youngster created a ruckus with both bat and ball. First he played an innings of 55 runs in 134 balls and then took his maiden wicket in first class cricket by getting Tom Cadmore out lbw.
Schoolboy Daniel broke the record set by Bilal Shafayat in 2001 by a margin of 61 days. In 2001, Bilal made a record by scoring 72 runs for Nottinghamshire against Middlesex. Till last Sunday, Daniel had no idea about making his Sussex debut and now he has proved himself against international level bowlers.
I was surprised when I was told that I was playing, but I was also very excited. There is no better ground than Headingley to debut on. It was very special: Daniel Ibrahim
Talking about the match, after winning the toss in the Group 3 match of the County Championship being played at Leeds, Yorkshire invited Success to bat first. Batting first, Sussex were all out for 313 in the first innings. Where Daniel scored 55 runs in 134 balls.Read also:
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At the same time, Captain Ben Brown played an innings of 127 runs. Daniel tried to handle the team by supporting the captain very well. This young batsman hit 8 fours in his innings. After this Yorkshire scored 272 runs for 2 wickets till the end of the second day’s play. David Malan 103 and Gary Balance 74 runs remain at the crease.