Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain, set a new record by becoming the country’s fastest batsman to reach the 6000-run mark in the first T20I match against South Africa.
Babar Azam has joined the ranks of West Indies’ Chris Gayle as the world’s second individual to accomplish this feat. In 2014, Chris Gayle had hit 6,000 runs.
6⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ T20 RUNS— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) April 10, 2021
🥇 Fastest 🇵🇰 batsman to achieve the 6000-run landmark
🥈 Second fastest to 6000 T20 runs in the world
Brilliant @babarazam258 👏#SAvPAK #HarHaalMainCricket #BackTheBoysInGreen pic.twitter.com/xu0FmJqclQ
Pakistan won the first T20I match against South Africa by four wickets on Saturday, taking a 1-0 lead in the series.
In a last-over thriller, the Green Shirts successfully chased down their highest T20I total to defeat South Africa by 4 wickets.
Mohammad Rizwan’s 50-ball 74* and Faheem Ashraf’s explosive 14-ball 30 also help the visitors get over the finish line.
Rizwan becomes Pakistan’s star once again, batting his way through the innings and scoring 74 runs off 50 balls, including nine fours and two sixes.
In the first match of the four-match T20I series at The Wanderers, South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan.
Babar Azam (captain), Asif Ali, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Usman Qadir
Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde, Rassie van der Dussen, Janneman Malan, Sisanda Magala, Wiaan Mulder, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Kyle Verreynne, Pite van Biljon, Daryn Dupavillon, Migael Pretorius, Lizaad Williams, and Wi