Babar Azam: Babar broke Kohli’s record as soon as he came in form, he is struggling with batting in the Asia Cup
More important than the win in the second match against England was Babar Azam’s return to form for Pakistan and he also showed his batting performance at the Karachi Stadium, which was awaited in the Asia Cup. Throughout the Asia Cup, Pakistan fans were waiting for Babar to score runs with the bat, but it did not result in Sri Lanka winning the trophy.
But Babar Azam’s return to form just before the T20 World Cup is very good news for the Pakistan team. Babar Azam not only played an explosive innings of 110 runs in 66 balls in this match, but defeated his team by 10 wickets to level the 7-match T20 series 1-1. He hit 11 fours and 5 sixes in his century and shared an unbeaten 203-run partnership with Mohammad Rizwan.
Babar beats Kohli
Babar Azam broke two records of Virat Kohli in this innings. He became the fastest batsman to score 8,000 runs in T20 cricket. He has left behind former Indian captain and star batsman Virat Kohli in this matter. Babar completed his 8000 runs in just 218 innings while Kohli took 243 innings for it. Not only this, Babar also left behind another record of Kohli during this innings. As he completed his fifty, he broke Virat Kohli’s record of 27 T20 fifties in 82 innings. For this he took 5 innings less than Kohli and achieved this feat in just 77 innings.
Talking about the match, the England team, batting first, scored 199 runs for the loss of 5 wickets, but the pair of Babar and Rizwan achieved this big target of 200 runs by losing a wicket in 3 balls.