Pakistan end 2021 with six wins in eight T20I sequence, successful 20 of 29 matches — a T20I document in a calendar 12 months
December 17, 2021
KARACHI: Pakistan cricket crew ended 2021 Thursday with their document T20I run-chase in opposition to the West Indies crew, rewriting cricket document books within the course of.
Skipper Babar Azam scored 79 off 53 whereas Mohammad Rizwan smashed 87 off 45 as they scored 158 for the primary wicket within the third and last match, which was almost cancelled on account of COVID-19 circumstances within the West Indian camp.
Highest variety of wins
The Green Shirts have been in elegant type this 12 months. They completed 2021 with six wins out of eight T20I sequence, successful 20 of the 29 matches they performed this year– a T20I document in a calendar 12 months.
sixth century opening stand
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan registered their sixth century stand in Twenty20 Internationals — all this 12 months — essentially the most by any pair within the format.
India’s Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have 5 century stands in T20I cricket.
Among these six century partnerships, three have come whereas batting second. No different pair has such a document whereas chasing targets.
Highest T20 rating in a calendar 12 months
Right-handed batter Mohammad Rizwan has develop into the primary cricketer to attain an total 2,000 T20 runs in a calendar 12 months, breaking Chris Gayle’s document.
He ended the 12 months with 2,036 runs, smashing 18 half-centuries and a century in T20 cricket this 12 months. Of a complete of two,036 T20 runs, 1,326 have been scored in T20Is, additionally essentially the most by a cricketer in a calendar 12 months.
During the innings, Rizwan smashed three sixes, taking his complete T20I 6s tally in 2021 to 42. He set a brand new document of most sixes in a calendar 12 months, surpassing New Zealand’s Martin Guptill who smashed 41 in the identical 12 months.
Rizwan additionally hit 119 fours within the 12 months to develop into the one participant to smash over 100 boundaries in a calendar 12 months.
20 scores of 50
Babar Azam, the No three T20 batter, smashed a half-century and have become the primary participant to achieve 20 scores of 50 or extra in total T20 cricket in a calendar 12 months. Babar’s tally additionally contains three scores in double figures.
Babar completed the 12 months with 939 runs, proper behind Rizwan within the record of most runs this 12 months and likewise within the record of most runs in a calendar 12 months.
Record run chase
The stellar batting efficiency by the opening pair helped Pakistan chase a 208-run goal comfortably to register the nation’s highest profitable chases in T20Is. The rating can be the best ever T20I rating on the National Stadium Karachi.
Pakistan’s earlier highest run-chase was 204 in opposition to South Africa at Centurion in April this 12 months.