Pakistan, headed by Babar Azam, is far ahead of England, led by Moeen Ali, in the current seven-match series. The sixth Twenty20 International of the seven-match series will be contested on Friday at the Gaddafi Stadium between Babar and his teammates and an England team missing Jos Buttler. Babar reached 3000 runs in T20Is second-fastest, behind Virat Kohli is news of the day!
Babar reached 3000 runs in T20Is second-fastest, behind Virat Kohli
Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan scored 63 runs in 36 balls to help his team defeat the Three Lions by 6 runs in Lahore. Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, was the first player in the game’s shortest format to hit 3,000 runs. The T20I encounter versus England at Gaddafi Stadium was another feather in the player’s crown. Babar is the fifth player to accomplish this milestone in 81 innings.
Virat Kohli, India’s former captain, is the other player to accomplish the milestone in the same number of games. Pakistan and England are currently playing the sixth game in a seven-game series. Babar struck seven fours and three sixes to score 87 runs in 59 balls. Pakistan is currently leading the series 4-3.
The captain also got a century in the second T20 game, breaking his trend of not getting a century. Rizwan, Pakistan’s first batter, scored the most runs in the series. Rizwan has 315 runs in five games thus far on England’s Asian tour. Babar, Pakistan’s skipper and Rizwan’s batting partner performed poorly in the fifth T20I against England.
In their previous encounter, Pakistan’s all-format skipper was out for 9 after 12 balls. Babar will be remembered if he performs better on Friday than in the fifth T20I against England. In the shortest format, the Green Army’s top hitter needs only 52 more runs to achieve 3,000. Babar has a chance to become only the fifth player in Twenty20 International (T20I) history to surpass 3,000 runs, joining the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.