All the records set and tumbled during Pakistan vs England 2nd T20I
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, the ultimate duo, set and tumbled multiple records during the second T20I on Thursday night at the National Stadium Karachi.
England set Pakistan a 200-run target on a batting-friendly wicket, leaving Pakistan fans fearing another loss. However, the RIZ-BAR duo, when came to the middle, had some other plans.
The pair not only chased down the 200-run target without giving away any wicket but also set a world record for the highest-ever opening partnership.
Here are all the records tumbled on during the second T20I between Pakistan and England:
With this feat, the Babar-Rizwan duo broke their own record of highest partnership in successful chases in T20I history. Now, holding the record 203-run partnership, the highest ever opening partnership in T20Is as well as the highest partnership while chasing in T20Is.
The previous record held by the pair was their own 197 against South Africa in Centurian.
Pakistan became the first T20I team to chase 200 runs target without losing a wicket.
The opening pair of Pakistan also became the most successful pair in T20Is surpassing Indian pair Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.
Indian pair earlier had a record of 1,743 runs share in 52 innings. Pakistan openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan surpassed them in just 36 innings when Pakistan reached 18 runs in the 3rd over in the 2nd T20I between England and Pakistan.
Babar and Rizwan shared the 7th 100 runs stand between them which is also the world record for most hundred runs partnerships between a pair in T20Is.
Babar Azam’s personal milestones
On Thursday, Babar Azam regained his form as well as broke many records as always.
Babar became the youngest batter to score 8,000 T20 runs which he did at the age of just 27 years and 342 days.
Babar became only the 2nd Pakistan batter after Shoaib Malik to surpass the 8,000 runs milestone in T20 cricket.
He is also the joint fastest along with T20 great Chris Gayle to 8000 T20 runs in terms of time to achieve the milestone. Both of them took 9 years and 295 days to achieve the feat.
Babar Azam becomes the 2nd fastest to 8,000 T20 runs in terms of innings taken, only behind Chris Gayle of West Indies. The Pakistan skipper surpassed 8,000 runs in T20s in just 218 innings only behind Chris Gayle having the milestone in 213 innings.
Babar is also the one having two T20Is hundreds in successful chases of 200 or more.
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