Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan made a world record on Thursday© AFP
It’s not every day that these two boxers carry their clubs through rounds in a high-pressure chase and help their team win the match over the player. Pakistan captain Babar Azam and his trusty vice-captain Mohammad Rizwan did just that as the home side returned to level a seven-match T20I streak with a 1-1 scoreline as the duo chased the goal of 200 runs while still not failed and also created a whole new world record.
Babar beat a great century to signal his long-awaited return to form while Rizwan played the perfect second fiddle to score another impressive goal in half a century as the duo scored 203 * for the opening match, breaking their own record of 197 to script a new world record for the highest partnership in a chase in the T20Is.
This is also the fifth highest partnership for any wicket in the T20Is.
Babar kept an unbeaten record with 110 of 66 balls, while Rizwan scored 88 goals from 51 unbeaten as the Pakistanis performed for the capacity crowd at the National Stadium in Karachi, just two days after the defeat. defeated in the opening match of the series.
The victory broke the team’s three-match losing streak stretching back to the Asian Cup.
Babar and Rizwan had a similar performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup as Pakistan completed a comprehensive 10-goal victory over arch-rivals India.
Victory came as a much-needed source of joy for the flood-ravaged country and in dire need of some inspiration.
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