As part of a seven-match T20I series, Pakistan and England played their second T20I on Thursday. Pakistan performed an incredible comeback and defeated England by 10 wickets after losing to the English in the first game.
Moeen Ali’s 55 from 23 balls helped England reach 199 runs in 20 overs while batting first. Duckett contributed a critical inning as well and finished with 43 runs on just 22 balls. In Butler’s absence, Moeen Ali, who is also the team captain, scored an innings that included four fours and four sixes.
For Pakistan, Usman Qadir and Haris Rauf each took two wickets. Because he conceded 51 runs in his four overs, young seamer Mohammad Hasnain failed miserably.
Babar and Rizwan easily scored runs for Pakistan when they stepped out to bat. Babar also reached fifty runs in the 12th over, while Rizwan achieved it in the 10th over. The fact that certain catches should have been taken cost England a few opportunities. In addition, Pakistan destroyed England and easily chased down the target, and that too with only three balls remaining.
During this famous run chase Pakistan openers Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan shattered multiple world records. Here’s a list:
Babar Azam became only the 6th player to score at least 2 hundred in each of the three formats. Babar is accompanied by Brendon Mccullum, Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Martin Guptill on the same list.
Babar Azam scored the 2nd highest runs by a men’s team captain in a chasing situation. First of which is also in his name with 122 runs.
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar now have the highest runs in opening partnerships in T20Is. They have 1929 runs in total at an average of 56.73.
The opening partnership scored more than 150 runs for the 5th time which is the highest number of such partnerships.
203 scored yesterday is the highest partnership made by any team chasing in T20Is.
This was also the second time an international century was scored in the shortest format of the game. Incidentally, a foreign player is yet to score a century in the country.
This was the second-highest run scored by a captain while chasing in men’s T20I. The record is held by Azam, who scored 122 while chasing against South Africa last year.
Azam and Rizwan also hold the record for most 150-plus stand in men’s T20Is ahead of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma (2).
This was the third-highest chase by Pakistan in T20Is. The record stands at 208 runs, achieved against West Indies, followed by 204 against South Africa.
Pakistan is now the first team to chase down 200 or more without losing a wicket. Overall in T20 cricket, the previous highest target chased down in a 10-wicket win was 184 by Kolkata Knight Riders against Gujarat Lions in 2017.
Rizwan and Babar have now scored 1929 runs in T20Is while sharing a partnership in 36 at an average of 56.73. They are ahead of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who have scored 1743 runs in 52 innings together.