Babar Azam Creates History | Multiple Records Broken After 2nd T20I:
After defeating England in the 2nd T20I at National Stadium Karachi, Pakistan not only leveled the 7 Match series, but broke multiple records as well. Pakistan defeated England in a one-sided contest thanks to the opening pair of Babar and Rizwan who chased down the massive total all by themseleves.
Following are some of the major records that Babar Azam broke:
Most T20I Hundreds:
Skipper Babar Azam scored his 2nd T20I hundred yesterday. He became the first Pakistani to have multiple T20I hundreds in his career. He also leveled the record for scoring most T20I hundreds as captain. Moreover this was Babar Azam’s 7th Hundred in T20 cricket, which is the third most in the entire world and most by a Pakistani batter.
With a win in the 2nd T20I, Babar Azam became Pakistan’s most successful T20I Captain. This was Babar Azam’s 30th win in T20I format as skipper. Earlier this record was held by Sarfaraz Ahmed who had won 29 matches as captain in T20I cricket for Pakistan.
Most Hundreds as Pakistani Captain:
As captain, this was Babar Azam’s 10th International Hundred for Pakistan. He now holds the record for scoring most centuries as Pakistani Captain in International Cricket.
This was the first occasion that a total of 200 or more was chased with all 10 wickets to spare. Babar Azam and Rizwan’s incredible consistency has earned them this new and incredible record. Their partnership was the highest for any wicket for Pakistan in T20Is, while it was the 5th Highest stand for any wicket in T20I cricket history.
The win surely boosted Pakistan’s confidence and gave a shut-up call to the critics who criticized Babar Azam for being slow with the strike rate in the shortest format of the game.