- Babar Azam made a new achievement by scoring a half-century against Afghanistan.
- Azam became the fastest captain to score 1000 runs in T20 Internationals
- Pakistan scored a winning hat-trick with a five-wicket win over Afghanistan
On Friday, Azam added another achievement to his list. He made another record in the match against Afghanistan in Dubai.
Pakistan’s five-wicket win over Afghanistan in Super-12 is their third successive win and has advanced to the semi-finals. Azam scored 51 runs in 45 balls in this match. During this innings, he broke the record of Indian captain Virat Kohli. Azam has become the fastest captain to score 1000 runs in international T20 cricket.
Babar Azam has completed 1000 runs in 26 innings while Virat Kohli has scored the same number of runs in 30 innings. South Africa’s Faf du Plessis (31) is third on the list, followed by Australia’s Aaron Finch (32) and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson (36).
At one point in the match against Afghanistan, there was a crisis of defeat against Pakistan. However, in the 19th over, Asif Ali gave the team victory by hitting four sixes. Asif scored 25 not out in 7 balls. This was Pakistan’s third consecutive win in Group-2 of Super-12 in the T20 World Cup. With this, he is at the top of the group.
Earlier, Pakistan had defeated India by 10 wickets in their first match and New Zealand by 10 wickets in the second match. In this way, Pakistan has reached the semi-finals with three wins. An important match will be played in this group on Sunday in which India and New Zealand will face each other.