New Delhi: Pakistan captain and No.1 batsman in ODI rankings Babar Azam played such a stormy innings against South Africa on Wednesday that the world was stunned. Babur hit 15 fours, 4 sixes, and hit 122 runs in 59 balls at a strike rate of over 206. Babar also set a new partnership record with opener Mohammad Rizwan.
After the match, Babar Azam praised Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman and the entire team. Babar said, I want to give credit to Mohammad Rizwan. It is very difficult to play in Roje, but Rizzi played the entire opening and match, it is the outstanding performance. When Raji Bhai had left the last 20 runs, then he told me to go finish the man. Will create a record.
Babar said, “If one of us was out, we had full faith in Fakhar, so in the middle order we needed a strong player.” Fakhar sacrificed his opening for the team’s victory. Fakhar agreed not to open.
Babar said, we had planned that to score 50 plus in the first 5 overs. We planned according to the run rate, then managed to score runs and chase well according to that. Babar also praised the South African batsmen, adding, both openers scored 100 runs in 10 overs.
This stormy innings of Babar and Mohammad Rizwan’s brilliant 73 runs off 47 balls, Pakistan lost the target of 205 runs in 18 overs, losing just 1 wicket.
With this, these innings of both openers were recorded in Pakistan’s cricket history. Pakistan has the best innings of 197 runs in T20. Earlier in 2015, Mukhtar Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad shared 142 runs.