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Pakistan vs England: Babar Azam turns into 2nd Pakistan batter to attain 8000 T20 runs

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Pakistan vs England: Babar Azam becomes 2nd Pakistan batter to score 8000 T20 runs

PAK vs ENG, T20I collection: Babar Azam grew to become the second batter after Shoaib Malik to attain 8000 runs in T20s. The 27-year-old Babar can also be nearing the 3000-run mark in T20Is.

PAK vs ENG: Babar Azam turns into 2nd Pakistan batter to attain 8000 T20 runs. Courtesy: AP

HIGHLIGHTSBabar Azam wanted 21 runs to achieve the milestone earlier than the 2nd T20IBabar Azam is Pakistan’s main T20I run-scorerBabar Azam can also be nearing the 3000-run mark in T20Is

Babar Azam, on Thursday, September 22, grew to become the second Pakistan batter after Shoaib Malik to attain 8000 runs in T20s. The right-hander completed the feat throughout his group’s second T20I towards Moeen Ali’s England at National Stadium in Karachi.

Babar wanted 21 runs to get to the milestone and he reached it with out having to interrupt a sweat. He took some time to get his eyes in after which he bought going with a boundary off Sam Curran by means of the off-side.

Thereafter, he hit Curran for one more 4 down the bottom adopted by a 4 by means of the purpose area off Luke Wood. Babar and Rizwan took Pakistan off to a flying begin after being requested to chase down 200 in 20 overs to win the match and draw degree within the three-match collection.

In the primary 5 overs, Pakistan scored 46 runs for the lack of no wicket. David Willey was on the receiving finish of some power-hitting as he conceded 26 runs off his first two overs.

As far as Babar is anxious, he has had a tricky time of late. From being the World No.1 batter earlier than the Asia Cup, the 27-year-old dropped all the way down to No.4 within the rankings, beneath Mohammad Rizwan, Aiden Markram and Suryakumar Yadav.

Babar scored solely 68 runs in Asia Cup 2022 with a prime rating of 30 towards Sri Lanka within the Super Four stage. The Lahore-born batter scored 31 runs in Pakistan’s opening T20I towards the Three Lions on Tuesday.

With 5 matches nonetheless left within the collection, Babar has each likelihood of turning into the primary Pakistan batter with 3000 runs in T20Is. Babar is deemed as probably the greatest batters throughout codecs.

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