Babar Azam, on Wednesday, November 9, turned solely the second batter after Aaron Finch to attain 2000 runs as skipper in T20Is. The 28-year-old achieved the milestone in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final match in opposition to Kane Williamson’s New Zealand on the Sydney Cricket Floor.
Pakistan emerged victors within the match because of Babar Azam’s 53 and Mohammad Rizwan’s 57 because the duo added 105 runs for the opening wicket within the chase of 153 runs. Mohammad Haris additionally made 30 runs in fast time as Pakistan gained by 7 wickets and booked their place within the last, to be performed in Melbourne on Sunday, November 13.
The Males in Inexperienced have been at benefit because the semi-final was performed on the Sydney Cricket Floor on a floor that suited the Pakistani staff. Kane Williamson gained the toss and selected to bat first. Daryl Mitchell made 53* and Kane Williamson himself made 46 as Pakistani bowlers saved the strain on the batters with Shaheen Afridi taking 2/24.
Babar was in good type as he hit his first half-century on this ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 as he had the rub of the inexperienced, on condition that New Zealand keeper Devon Conway dropped him within the slips within the very first over of Pakistan’s run-chase.
From there on, Babar began enjoying his photographs with out a lot fuss. He acquired to his half-century off 38 balls and returned to type.
Babar Azam joins Aaron Finch as solely the second captain in T20Is to make 2000 runs within the format
A few months in the past, Australia’s Aaron Finch, who retired from ODIs earlier this yr, had grow to be the primary batter to the touch the 2000-run mark in T20Is. He did it within the three-match T20I collection in opposition to Rohit Sharma’s India, which Australia misplaced 1-2 after initially profitable the opening sport.
Now Babar Azam has additionally joined him within the membership throughout his match-winning knock in opposition to New Zealand within the semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2022.
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