3 Records Made by Shoaib Malik against Scotland | World T20 2021:
Shoaib Malik played one of the most memorable knock of his career in the final Group match of Pakistan against Scotland. Shoaib Malik smashed an 18 ball half century against Scotland and broke many records. This was the final game of Pakistan in the Super 12 stage of World T20 2021. With Semi Final spot already confirmed, Pakistan played without any pressure. Malik struck 6 sixes and a four in his 54(18)*. Following are the records that Shoaib Malik broke:
Fastest Fifties by Pakistan Batsmen:
Shoaib Malik’s 18 ball fifty is the fastest fifty ever by a Pakistani Batsman in T20I Cricket History. Earlier the record was held by Umar Akmal who smashed a 21 ball fifty against Australia. Shoaib’s fifty is also the joint fastest fifty in World T20 2021.
Most Sixes by Pakistani Batsmen:
Shoaib Malik struck six sixes in his innings against Scotland. This is the joint second most no. of sixes ever struck by a Pakistani Batsman in an individual innings in T20I Cricket. Mohammad Rizwan holds the record for most with 7 sixes.
Fastest World T20 Fifties:
Malik’s 18 ball fifty is also the joint third fastest fifty in World T20 history. India’s Yuvraj Singh holds the record for the fastest World T20 fifty off just 12 balls. Stephan Myburgh of Netherlands scored fifty of just 17 balls back in 2014. Afterwards, Glenn Maxwell (18 balls) in 2014 and KL Rahul and Shoaib Malik also have scored fifties on 18 balls in World T20 2021.