Babar Azam and Pakistan smashes many records

Web Desk. In the third T20 match against South Africa, Babar Azam’s aggressive batting not just give a victory to Pakistan in the match also broke many records.

Batting first, South Africa gave Pakistan a target of 204 for victory in the match but Pakistan achieved the target two overs earlier, thanks to excellent batting by Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan.

The two openers put on a 197-run partnership, a new record for Pakistan in T20 cricket. Earlier, the honor went to Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad, who shared an unbeaten 143-run partnership against Zimbabwe in 2013.

Babar Azam scored a century off 49 balls in the match to become Pakistan’s fastest T20I century, earlier, this honor held by Ahmed Shehzad.

Through this inning, Babar Azam not only became the fourth Pakistani batsman to score a century in all three formats also his innings is the highest innings played by a Pakistani batsman in T20 cricket.

Earlier, Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Rizwan also have centuries in all three formats, while Ahmed Shehzad had the honor of scoring the highest innings with 111 runs. In this match, not only Babar Azam broke the record but also the Pakistan team set a unique world record.

In the match, Pakistan achieved the target of 204 runs for the loss of only one wicket. The Green Shirts lost one wicket to become the first team in the world to chase a target of more than 200 runs. Not only that, but Babar and Rizwan also set a new world record with a great partnership.

This is the world record for the largest contribution to the pursuit of the goal. Earlier, the record was held by New Zealand when Martin Guptill and Ken Williamson put up a 171-run partnership against Pakistan.

Pakistan has chased the biggest target in T20 cricket, before this the Pakistan team has never chased the target of more than 200 runs. While the batsmen set many positive records for the Pakistani team, the Pakistani bowlers who give 203 runs in 20 overs in the match also set several negative records.

South African scored 203 runs against Pakistan and this is the first time in 7 years that a team has scored more than 200 runs against Pakistan. Earlier in 2013, Sri Lanka had crossed the 200-run mark against Pakistan.

The performance of all the Pakistani bowlers in the match was mediocre and all the bowlers were seen struggling against the host batsmen. It was the first time in T20 cricket that all five Pakistani bowlers have given runs in a T20 match with an economy of more than 9 runs per over.

Pakistan won the match to take a 1-2 lead in the T20 series and the fourth and final match of the series will be played on April 16 at Centurion.

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