Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has added another feather to his cap as he became the joint-fastest hitter in T20I history to pile up 3000 runs in the format on Friday.
Azam reached the milestone against England in the sixth T20I of the seven-match series on September 30. The Pakistan’s mainstay rose up to the occasion in the absence of his opening deputy Mohammad Rizwan.
The swashbuckling opening batter played a belligerent knock of unbeaten 87 off just 59, studded with seven boundaries and three sixes to help Pakistan register a challenging total of 169 runs.
Azam joins an elusive tally of T20I batters in the 3000-run club. Indian batting duo of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli lead this run tally in men’s T20Is with more than 3000 runs while New Zealand’s Martin Guptill and Ireland’s Paul Stirling stand next in the list.
As for the match, England chased down the target with ease courtesy of Phil Salt’s career-best 41-ball 88 and thwarted Pakistan by eight wickets in the sixth T20I to level the series at 3-3 in Lahore on Friday.