Pakistan skipper Babar Azam becomes the fastest player to reach to 2500 runs in Men’s T20Is.
During the second semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 between Australia and Pakistan on Thursday at the Dubai International Stadium, Babar Azam scored a 34 ball 39 as he surpassed Virat Kohli’s record and became the fastest player to reach to 2500 runs.
Babar Azam achieved took 62 innings to reach to this feat surpassing Virat Kohli who took 68 innings. They are followed by Aaron Finch and Martin Guptill who took 78 and 83 innings respectively.
So far in the tournament, Babar Azam has scored 303 runs in 6 innings at an average of 60.60 at a strike rate of 126.25. Babar Azam became the highest run-getter in maiden T20 World Cup appearance, surpassing batting coach and former Australian cricketer, Matthew Hayden’s tally of 265 runs recorded back in 2007, the inaugural edition of the tournament.
He stands third in the list of highest individual tally in a T20 World Cup tournament, standing behind Virat Kohli’s 319 runs in 2014 edition and Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 317 in 2009.
Babar Azam was eventually dismissed by Adam Zampa as he attempted to hit a six as David Warner got hold off the leather standing at long on.
After being put to bat first, Pakistan put up a total of 176/4 after the completion of 20 overs. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam got Pakistan off to a flying start by putting 71 runs on the board in the first 10 overs. Fakhar Zaman in the end added some valuable runs and helped his team reach to this total.
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