Pakistan skipper Babar Azam added one other feather to his already adorned cap as he grew to become Pakistan’s fastest and the world’s second-fastest batsman to achieve the 6000-run landmark in T20 cricket. He achieved the feat throughout his crew’s win in opposition to South Africa in 1st T20I on Saturday (April 10).
Azam reached the milestone in his one hundred and sixty fifth innings and he’s proper behind West Indies Chris Gayle, who crossed the 6,000 T20 run-mark again in 2014. The Jamaican took 162 innings to achieve the feat.
Notably, Azam surpassed Australia’s Shaun Marsh, India’s Virat Kohli, and Australia’s AJ Finch, who had achieved the feat in 180, 184, and 190 innings, respectively.
It is value mentioning that Babar is already the third fastest batsman to attain the 4,000 and 5,000 T20 runs mark. He can be the second-fastest batsman to attain the 1,000 run mark in T20 Internationals.
Meanwhile, an unbeaten 74 by Mohammad Rizwan helped Pakistan beat South Africa within the first T20I on the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
The guests chased down 189 in what turned out to be a final-over thriller. Interestingly, it was their highest profitable run-chase in males’s T20I cricket. Their earlier highest was in opposition to Australia, when Pakistan chased down 187/4 at Harare in 2018.
Also, with the win, Pakistan have change into the primary males’s crew to register 100 wins in T20I cricket (excluding Super Overs).
The Green Shirts have registered 100 T20I wins from 164 video games (Lost: 59, Tied: 3, Abandoned: 2). Second on the listing is their arch-rivals India, who’ve up to now recorded 88 wins in 142 video games. They have misplaced 47 matches (3 tied, 4 deserted).