Rizwan quicker to 2000 T20I runs than Kohli, equals Babar’s record

Regardless that Pakistan misplaced the primary of seven T20Is in opposition to England in Karachi on Tuesday, September 20, Rizwan levelled his captain Babar Azam’s feat to grow to be the joint quickest 2000 T20I run scorer in 52 video games. Faster than three different batters who have been concerned within the different T20I some 1,154 km away in Mohali, Virat Kohli (56), KL Rahul (58) and Aaron Finch (62).

Pakistan captain Babar Azam had achieved the feat again in April 2021 through the Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe.

Rizwan scored 68 off 46, his sixteenth T20I fifty as Pakistan registered 158 on the scoreboard batting first. England have been in a position to chase the entire within the final over with 4 balls and 6 wickets to spare.

Each Rizwan (375) and Babar (165) have been the best run scorers for Pakistan this 12 months in T20Is, although the latter’s kind has been in query for the reason that Asia Cup the place he was solely in a position to rating 68 runs in six innings.

The Pakistan wicketkeeper, regardless of being the match’s highest run getter, additionally confronted warmth for his innings within the ultimate (55 off 49 deliveries) that many believed bundled additional strain on the group in a chase the place they misplaced wickets in fast succession in direction of the top.

The tasks on the duo have solely elevated with the absence of Fakhar Zaman who’s out injured and is among the many reserves for the T20I World Cup.

Pakistan and England go once more on Thursday, September 22 on the Nationwide Karachi Stadium for the second T20I.

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