Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan Make T20 History with Record-Breaking Partnership

Babar Azam Mohammad Rizwan T20 history

In a significant milestone for T20 cricket, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan have etched their names in history as the most successful pair in the format. This achievement comes after their exceptional performance in the fourth T20I against England, where they showcased their prowess as an opening duo.

With their partnership, Babar and Rizwan have now scored 24 50-plus scores in T20s, a remarkable feat that solidifies their status as one of the greatest pairs in T20 cricket. What sets them apart is their ability to convert these scores into substantial partnerships, with 10 of them crossing the century mark.

Their recent partnership against England saw them surpass renowned pairs like Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, who held the record with 23 fifty-plus scores for the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Babar and Rizwan’s collective tally now stands at an impressive 3,227 runs in T20s, placing them just behind Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers’ 3,175 runs for RCB.

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Adding to their individual accolades, Babar Azam also achieved a personal milestone by becoming only the second player to reach 4000 runs in T20 internationals. This puts him in an elite category alongside India’s Virat Kohli, who leads the chart with 4,037 runs in T20Is.

Babar’s blazing innings in the fourth T20I against England not only contributed to Pakistan’s victory but also marked him as the first captain to score 2,500 runs in T20 cricket, further highlighting his leadership and batting prowess on the international stage.

This historic partnership and individual achievements not only showcase the talent and resilience of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan but also underline Pakistan’s strength in T20 cricket as they continue to dominate the global stage.

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