Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan took half in a record-breaking double-century opening stand as Pakistan defeated England by 10 wickets on Thursday. This was additionally the second time when Pakistan had managed to chase down a goal in T20I with out shedding a single wicket with the primary one coming in opposition to India within the 2021 World Cup.
Babar’s 110 not out and Rizwan’s 88 not out will, in the interim, silence their naysayers who had been very vocal about their type throughout and after the Asia Cup. This innings will come as a reduction to not solely the numerous Pakistan followers but in addition their teammates.
One in every of their teammate, Shaheen Shah Afridi took a veiled jab on the critics of Babar and Rizwan by posting a quite cheeky tweet the place he mentioned, “I believe it’s time to eliminate Kaptaan @babarazam258 and @iMRizwanPak. Itne egocentric gamers. Agar sahi se khelte to match 15 overs me end hojana chahye tha. Ye akhri over tak le gaye. Let’s make this a motion. Nahi? Completely pleased with this superb Pakistani workforce. (I believe it’s time to eliminate captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. Such egocentric gamers. If that they had performed within the appropriate method, this run chase would have been over within the fifteenth over. However they took it to the final over. Let’s make this a motion, no? Completely pleased with tis superb Pakistani workforce).
I believe it’s time to eliminate Kaptaan @babarazam258 and @iMRizwanPak. Itne egocentric gamers. Agar sahi se khelte to match 15 overs me end hojana chahye tha. Ye akhri over tak le gaye. Let’s make this a motion. Nahi? 😉
Completely pleased with this superb Pakistani workforce. 👏 pic.twitter.com/Q9aKqo3iDm
— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) September 22, 2022
Within the match, Babar and Rizwan charged in opposition to England with aggressive batting because the guests couldn’t maintain onto their possibilities to interrupt the stand.
Rizwan profited from the 2 let-offs earlier than he had accomplished his half century, however Babar belted 11 boundaries and 5 sixes in opposition to each tempo and spin.
Babar and Rizwan held the earlier file of Pakistan’s 197-run opening wicket stand, which they made in opposition to South Africa at Centurion in 2021.
England gained the opening sport by six wickets.