PAK vs ENG: Babar Azam Becomes the Joint-Fastest T20I Batsmen; Joins Virat Kohli In an Exclusive List
PAK vs ENG: In the 6th T20I match, England thrashed Pakistan on Friday at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. With this win, the visitors have also equalled the seven-match T20I series 3-3 with one match to play. England batted in their usual way and kept hitting boundaries from the very first ball and registered a thumping win. After winning the toss, Moeen Ali chose to put Pakistan to bat first. The hosts went with the in-form Mohammad Rizwan and star pacer Haris Rauf.
In the absence of Rizwan, Pakistan had a poor start and lost their first two wickets for just 15 runs in 3.2 overs. Then, Babar added two useful partnerships with Haider Ali (18) and Iftikhar Ahmed (31) to take his team past the 100-run mark. Pakistan did struggle in the end as well, but the skipper scored some quick runs in future. Babar remained unbeaten on 87* off 59 balls with the help of seven fours and three sixes. Pakistan made 169/6 in their 20 overs. For more best cricket betting tips and match guides for the 2022 Season, read here.
PAK vs ENG: Babar Azam joins Virat Kohli to become the joint-fastest batter to complete 3000 T20I runs
Well, this knock of 87 runs also helped Babar to become the joint-fastest batsman to score 3000 T20I runs. He joins the former Indian captain, Virat Kohli, on this list. Both batters achieved these milestones in 81 innings, respectively. In terms of most T20I runs, Pakistan’s captain has surpassed veteran Ireland opener Paul Stirling (3011). Babar has scored 3035 runs in 81 innings at an average of 43.98 and a strike rate of 134.84 with two hundred and 37 fifties.
The Pakistan captain is in fourth place behind Rohit Sharma (3694), Virat Kohli (3663) and Martin Guptill (3497). Speaking of the match, despite a good knock, Pakistan lost the match badly. Chasing the target of 170 runs, England started aggressively and kept their approach till the very end. The English team made 170/2 in just 14.3 overs to register an 8-wicket win with 32 balls to spare.
Philip Salt scored an 18-ball half-century and made 88* off 41 balls, including 13 fours and three sixes. He also won the “Man of the Match” for his quick knock. Almost all the Pakistan bowlers were taken to the cleaners and conceded runs over the economy of 10. Both teams have now won three matches each, and the seventh and final match will take place on Sunday at the same ground. Get the latest online betting Apps for IOS and Android here and learn how betting works online.