Babar Azam On The Verge Of Yet Another Milestone; Set To Join Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli In Elite List
Babar Azam-led Pakistan took a 3-2 lead over England after defeating the Three Lions in the fifth T201 in the seven-match series. Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan smashed a quick-fire 63 off 36 balls to help the hosts register a 6-run win over the Three Lions at Lahore.
Babar Azam & Co will aim to seal the series when they lock horns next against Jos Buttler-less England in the 6th T20I at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Babar Azam will be only the fifth person to achieve the feat
While the Pakistan skipper will be hoping for the team to emulate their previous match success in the 6th T20I, Babar Azam himself is on the brink of achieving yet another feat.
The 27-year-old needs to score 52 more runs to complete 3,000 runs in the shortest format of the game. He will join the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in an elite list, becoming only the fifth player in the history of T20I cricket to reach the 3k milestone.
Only Kohli, Rohit, Martin Guptill and Paul Stirling have scored 3,000 runs in the shortest format of the game. Former Indian skipper Kohli is the quickest batter to score 3,000 runs in T20I cricket. Kohli achieved the massive milestone in 81 innings. If Babar ends up scoring 52 runs in the 6th T20I, the Pakistan skipper can match Kohli’s feat on Friday.
Babar Azam is the second highest run-scorer in the ongoing series against England
Babar Azam so far has amassed 2,948 runs from 80 innings. The 27-year-old has played 85 matches for the former world champions in the shortest format. The dynamic right-hander is the second-highest run-getter in the ongoing series against England. Averaging 48.50 against the Three Lions, Babar has accumulated 194 runs in 5 matches.
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