Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan rewrite cricket records

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Pakistan cricket team after winning T20 series against West Indies.
Pakistan cricket crew after profitable T20 sequence in opposition to West Indies.

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket crew ended 2021 Thursday with their document T20I run-chase in opposition to the West Indies crew, rewriting cricket document books within the course of.

Skipper Babar Azam scored 79 off 53 whereas Mohammad Rizwan smashed 87 off 45 as they scored 158 for the primary wicket within the third and ultimate match, which was nearly cancelled as a result of COVID-19 circumstances within the West Indian camp.

Highest variety of wins

The Green Shirts have been in chic type this yr. They completed 2021 with six wins out of eight T20I sequence, profitable 20 of the 29 matches they performed this year– a T20I document in a calendar yr.

Pakistan´s captain Babar Azam holds the trophy after winning the series at the end of the third and final Twenty20 international cricket match against West Indies at the National Stadium in Karachi on December 16, 2021.-AFP
Pakistan´s captain Babar Azam holds the trophy after profitable the sequence on the finish of the third and ultimate Twenty20 worldwide cricket match in opposition to West Indies on the National Stadium in Karachi on December 16, 2021.-AFP

sixth century opening stand

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan registered their sixth century stand in Twenty20 Internationals — all this yr — probably the most by any pair within the format.

India’s Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have 5 century stands in T20I cricket.

Pakistan´s captain Babar Azam (R) and his teammate Mohammad Rizwan run between the wickets during the third Twenty20 international cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies at the National Stadium in Karachi on December 16, 2021.-AFP
Pakistan´s captain Babar Azam (R) and his teammate Mohammad Rizwan run between the wickets throughout the third Twenty20 worldwide cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies on the National Stadium in Karachi on December 16, 2021.-AFP 

Among these six century partnerships, three have come whereas batting second. No different pair has such a document whereas chasing targets.

Highest T20 rating in a calendar yr

Right-handed batter Mohammad Rizwan has develop into the primary cricketer to attain an total 2,000 T20 runs in a calendar yr, breaking Chris Gayle’s document.

He ended the yr with 2,036 runs, smashing 18 half-centuries and a century in T20 cricket this yr. Of a complete of two,036 T20 runs, 1,326 had been scored in T20Is, additionally probably the most by a cricketer in a calendar yr.

Pakistan´s Mohammad Rizwan gestures as he walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal during the third Twenty20 international cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies at the National Stadium in Karachi on December 16, 2021.-AFP
Pakistan´s Mohammad Rizwan gestures as he walks again to the pavilion after his dismissal throughout the third Twenty20 worldwide cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies on the National Stadium in Karachi on December 16, 2021.-AFP 

Most sixes

During the innings, Rizwan smashed three sixes, taking his whole T20I 6s tally in 2021 to 42. He set a brand new document of most sixes in a calendar yr, surpassing New Zealand’s Martin Guptill who smashed 41 in the identical yr.

Rizwan additionally hit 119 fours within the yr to develop into the one participant to smash over 100 boundaries in a calendar yr.

20 scores of fifty

Babar Azam, the No 3 T20 batter, smashed a half-century and have become the primary participant to realize 20 scores of fifty or extra in total T20 cricket in a calendar yr. Babar’s tally additionally consists of three scores in double figures.

Pakistan´s captain Babar Azam celebrates after scoring a half-century (50 runs) during the third Twenty20 international cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies at the National Stadium in Karachi on December 16, 2021.-AFP
Pakistan´s captain Babar Azam celebrates after scoring a half-century (50 runs) throughout the third Twenty20 worldwide cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies on the National Stadium in Karachi on December 16, 2021.-AFP

Babar completed the yr with 939 runs, proper behind Rizwan within the checklist of most runs this yr and likewise within the checklist of most runs in a calendar yr.

Record run chase

The stellar batting efficiency by the opening pair helped Pakistan chase a 208-run goal comfortably to register the nation’s highest profitable chases in T20Is. The rating can be the very best ever T20I rating on the National Stadium Karachi.

Pakistan’s earlier highest run-chase was 204 in opposition to South Africa at Centurion in April this yr.

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