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Pakistan record historic 10-wicket win to level the T20I series

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s record-breaking opening partnership helped Pakistan to manage a record T20 cricket chase without losing a wicket. Pakistan record historic 10-wicket win to level the T20I series.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 23.09.2022
Pakistan record historic 10-wicket win to level the T20I series

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Pakistan created T20 cricket history Thursday (22nd September) night to level the seven-match home T20I series with a dominating 10-wicket win against England in the second game of the series. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s record-breaking opening partnership in the T20 cricket second innings helped Pakistan to manage a record T20 cricket chase without losing a wicket.

Leading the series by 1-0, the visitors England chose to bat first in the second game of this series at Karachi. Though England managed to score 199/5 in 20 overs, Pakistan reached the target in 19.3 overs without losing a wicket.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam scored 110 not out off 66 balls with the help of 11 fours and 5 sixes. It was his second T20I century but seventh T20 century. Meanwhile, his opening partner and in-form wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan remained not out on 88 runs off 51 balls (5 fours and 4 sixes).

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Earlier, Moeen Ali’s late 55 not out off 23 balls and Ben Duckett’s 43 off 22 balls played massive roles for England to set up the big first innings total. Also, openers Phill Salt (30) and Alex Hales (26) and middle-order batter Harry Brook (31) had some crucial contributions with their bats.   


Here are some crucial stats of the match:

  • Pakistan became the first team to successfully chase the 200+ target in T20 cricket without losing any wicket.


Highest successful T20 chases without losing any wicket

T20 International Match?

Team

Target

Total (Overs)

Opposition

Venue

Date

T20I match

Pakistan

200

203/0 (19.3)

England

Karachi

22/09/2022

-

Kolkata Knight Riders

184

184/0 (14.5)

Gujarat Lions

Rajkot

07/04/2017

-

Chennai Super Kings

179

181/0 (17.4)

Kings XI Punjab

Dubai (DSC)

04/10/020

-

Royal Challengers Bangalore

178

181/0 (16.3)

Rajasthan Royals

Wankhede

22/04/2021

-

Perth Scorchers

171

171/0 (18.4)

Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne (Docklands)

30/12/2015

T20I match

New Zealand

169

171/0 (17.4)

Pakistan

Hamilton

17/01/2016

 

  • Babar Azam (8089 T20 runs) became the second fastest cricketer to complete 8000 T20 runs by completing it in 218 innings. Chris Gayle holds the fastest record of 8000 T20 runs by completing this feat in 213 innings.

  • Babar became the second Pakistan cricketer (after Shoaib Malik), sixth Asian cricketer and 19th overall batter to complete 8000 T20 runs.

  • Babar Azam became the first Asian cricketer to hit the seventh T20 century. Before him, Chris Gayle (22), Michael Klinger (8), David Warner (8), Aaron Finch (8), Luke Wright (7) and Brendon McCullum (7) these six players hit at least seven centuries in the T20 career.

  • Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan set up the unbroken 203 runs partnership for the opening wicket. It was the first double-century partnership in a T20 chasing. These Pakistan cricketers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan were also holding the previous highest partnership record for any wicket in a T20 chasing with 197 runs for the opening wicket (vs South Africa) at Centurion on 14th April 2021.

  • Overall, Babar and Rizwan’s unbroken 203 runs partnership for the opening wicket was the fifth highest T20I partnership for any wicket.


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Top 5 T20I partnerships for any wicket 


Partners (Team)

Partnership wicket

Partnership runs

Opposition

Venue

Date

Hazratullah Zazai & Usman Ghani (Afghanistan)

1

236

Ireland

Dehradun

23/02/2019

Aaron Finch & D’Arcy Short (Australia)

1

223

Zimbabwe

Harare

03/07/2018

Sabawoon Davizi & Dylan Steyn (Czech Republic)

1

220

Bulgaria

Marsa

12/05/2022

Louis Bruce & Balaji Pai (Gibraltar)

1

213*

Bulgaria

Marsa

13/05/2022

Babar Azam & Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)

1

203*

England

Karachi

22/09/2022

 

  • It was the seventh T20I century partnership between Babar and Rizwan. Only the Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are the other partners to manage five T20I century partnerships.


Also Read | Top 5 Most successful captains in Pakistan cricket history

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