The 24-year-old Pakistani batsman Babar Azam on Sunday (Nov 4) breaks the Indian veteran batsman Virat Kohli’s record of quickest player to reach 1,000 Twenty20 runs. Azam achieved this unique record during the third and final match of the T20I series against New Zealand. He has made this significant achievement in just 26 innings, beating the previous record set by India’s Virat Kohli, who reached 1,000 runs in 27 Twenty20 innings.
The fastest to reach 1⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ T20I runs, @babarazam258 is the Man of the Match.#PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/a3Zv6qiV47— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 4, 2018
The fastest to reach 1⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ T20I runs, @babarazam258 is the Man of the Match.#PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/a3Zv6qiV47
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 4, 2018
In the same match, Mohammad Hafeez scored a 34-ball 53 after Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat at Dubai stadium. Pakistan enjoys an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Player of the match, Babar Azam registered his eighth fifty in Twenty20 cricket. This also becomes Pakistan´s second series whitewash after defeating Australia, 3-0, last Sunday.
Pakistan won the first match by two runs in Abu Dhabi and the second by six wickets in Dubai.
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20 February, 2019