Babar Azam Equals Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma’s Magnificent T20I Records With Scintillating Match-Winning 79 vs New Zealand

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. Pic Credits: Twitter

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam played a superb knock against New Zealand in the ongoing tri-series. The right-handed batter scored an unbeaten 79 runs in 53 balls which included 11 fours where he made sure to hold one end and avoid batting collapses. Due to his knock, Pakistan now has won back-to-back matches in the Tri-Series as on 07th October they had defeated Bangladesh.

Pakistan had made a change in the middle order as they promoted Shadab Khan to number 4 position which paid off well. The right-handed batter scored 34 runs in 22 balls and made sure that the scoreboard is ticking. The Men in Green would be delighted as they found a batter who can score quick runs in tough situations

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. Pic Credits: Twitter

Babar Azam Breaking Records

Babar Azam has scored 28 half-centuries and completed this feat in 84 innings; whereas he has equalled Virat Kohli in reaching the mark in the same innings. Babar has scored 12 half-centuries while chasing in T20Is in doing that he has levelled Rohit Sharma’s half-centuries. The two batters are behind Virat Kohli and David Warner where Virat Kohli has 19 half-centuries to his name.

Babar Azam and Shadab Khan
Babar Azam and Shadab Khan. Pic Credits: Twitter

Babar Azam was the player of the match for his remarkable innings and was asked about the run chase. “We have started well in the batting, me and Rizwan planned to utilize the first six overs and also the dew. We have a plan to send him up to charge the bowlers, he played well [on Shadab at 4]. Me and Shadab planned that I play all the way and he will go for his shots.”

Pakistan On a Roll

Pakistan Cricket Team over time has shown that they can spring a surprise from nowhere. The Men in Green are peaking at the right time. It won’t be wrong to say that they are getting back their mojo. They would want the middle orders to get a big score which would release all sorts of pressure

Saqlain Mushtaq Pakistan coach. Photo- Geo TV
Saqlain Mushtaq  Photo- Geo TV

At the same time Head Coach, Saqlain Mushtaq would be aware that the team should not get complacent. Pakistan has a very bad habit of throwing the moment and at the 11th hour, it can prove to be too costly. It would be interesting to see how the team fares after back-to-back victories in a short tri-series

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