As Pakistan registers its fourth consecutive victory in T20 World Cup, the opening batsmen Muhammad Rizwan and skipper Babar Azam continue to break and set records in the cricketing field.
Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan have already scored two-century stands in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021. They first scored a century partnership against India and then against Namibia. Both the opening batsmen scored half-century with Muhammad Rizwan unleashing brutal hitting in the last over of the innings.
Pakistani players put the opening partnership of 113 runs against Namibia. This is their fifth-century partnership in the T20 which is a record. They have surpassed the record set by Indian players Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan and New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill. These two pairs have put up an opening century partnership on four occasions. Pakistan seems to have surpassed this record.
Mr. Consistent Muhammad Rizwan 👏🏻 What A Story 🤩 Faced Huge Criticism But Kept Answering All Those People By His Performance. Those Who Questioned About His Place In T20s A Year Ago Please Check His Batting Average. pic.twitter.com/J7v9pqgfR9
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Pakistan vs Namibia: Rizwan breaks records held by Kohli
Pakistan WC Batsman muhammad Rizwan entered the record books for being the first-ever cricketer to score 900-plus T20I runs in a calendar year as no other player has been able to score over 748 runs in one year. pic.twitter.com/cIS1IniaZ3
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Muhammad Rizwan and Babar Azam have become the partners to score more than 1000 runs partnership in a calendar year. Both have scored 1,041 runs in 17 innings and overall they have scored 1,134 runs while playing together.
Muhammad Rizwan played undefeatable innings of 79 runs in the match against Namibia. He was declared man of the match. From a shaky start to finishing up at 190 runs, Pakistani batsmen charged up in the second half of the first innings. They scored 130 runs in the last 10 overs of the first innings. Pakistan won the toss and had elected to bat first. Muhammad Rizwan was declared the man of the match for his magnificent hitting. Pakistan lost only two wickets in the first innings.
The team has qualified for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup on Tuesday night with a 45 runs victory against Namibia.