Babar achieves many milestones, becomes most successful captain in T20Is

ISLAMABAD: Babar Azam continues to claim records as an individual and skipper as he now holds the record for winning the most number of T20Is as a Pakistan skipper.

Babar Azam achieved this milestone after a historic win against England in the second T20I played at Karachi’s National Stadium on Thursday.

 

 

After a record opening partnership of over 200 runs, Pakistan crushed England by ten wickets in the second T20I of the seven-match series. Skipper Babar’s outstanding unbeaten century mauled English bowlers and helped Pakistan level the seven-match series.

With 30 wins as captain, the 27-year-old has now surpassed the likes of Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, and Mohammad Hafeez.

Sarfaraz held this record as Pakistan had won 29 matches out of 37 under his captaincy.

Before Sarfaraz, Shahid Afridi had this record with 19 wins out of 43 matches, while under Hafeez’s captaincy, Pakistan had won 18 matches out of 29.

Babar breaks Inzamam’s record of scoring most centuries as Pakistan captain

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has claimed yet another record after scoring a century in the second T20I against England here at the National Stadium in Karachi.

With the help of 11 fours and five sixes, Babar reached to his second T20I century and became the first Pakistan batter to do so.

 

 

The 27-year-old was appointed Pakistan’s captain in late 2019 and since then, he has smacked ten centuries as skipper.

He reached to his second T20I century in the 77th innings while it is his 26th century in international cricket.

The right-handed batter has surpassed Inzamam-ul-Haq’s record of most centuries as Pakistan captain. Inzamam had scored nine centuries while Babar has scored 10.

Babar reached to the tenth century in just his 76th innings as captain, while Inzamam had scored as many in 131 innings.

Most international centuries as Pakistan captain

  • Babar Azam – Ten in 84 innings
  • Inzamam-ul-Haq – Nine in 131 innings
  • Misbah-ul-Haq – Eight in 189 innings
  • Imran Khan – Six in 186 innings
  • Azhar Ali – Five in 40 innings

Babar, Rizwan surpass Dhawan, Rohit to set new partnership record in T20Is

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan punished England bowlers as Pakistan won the second T20I by 10 wickets at the National Stadium in Karachi.

The duo put on an unbeaten 203-run partnership and helped Pakistan chase down 200 with three balls to spare. Babar and Rizwan set the highest partnership ever in a run-chase in T20Is. They surpassed their own record of 197 that they put on against South Africa back in 2021.

Babar and Rizwan, in the meantime, now have the highest runs in partnership for any wicket in T20Is. The duo currently has 1929 runs from 36 innings at an average of 56.73 with seven century and six half-century stands.

The Pakistan pair surpassed the Indian pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, who have scored 1743 runs from 52 innings at an average of 33.51, during their stunning partnership

Babar, in the meantime, is only 105 runs short of becoming the first Pakistan batter to score 3000 runs in T20Is. On Thursday, he became the second batter from Pakistan after veteran Shoaib Malik to score 8000 runs in T20s

Rizwan recently also became the fastest batter along with Babar to score 2000 runs in T20Is. Rizwan recently became the leading run-scorer in Asia Cup 2022. Babar and Rizwan’s partnership is also the best for a Pakistani pair in the shortest format of the game.

Pakistan started the seven-match series against England with a six-wicket defeat on Tuesday. However, the Men in Green have made a strong comeback to draw level in the series.

Babar Azam becomes second Pakistan batter to score 8000 T20 runs

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has reached to 8000 runs in T20 cricket, becoming only the second from Pakistan to reach this landmark.

Veteran batter Shoaib Malik was the only Pakistan batter before Babar to claim this landmark.

The 27-year-old reached to the landmark in his 218th innings, becoming the second fastest after Chris Gayle to score 8000 runs in terms of innings.

He is also the youngest (27 Years 342 days), overtaking South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, who scored at the age of 29 and 251 days.

The star batter is also the joint fastest in terms of time frame. He reached to 8000 runs in 9 years and 295 days, the same time frame Chris Gayle reached.

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