Completed 9000 runs in T20
Babar Azam played an inning of 64 runs in this match. In his innings of 39 balls, 10 fours came out of Babar’s bat. During this innings, Babar also scored his 9000 runs in T20 cricket. Babar, 29, made his T20 debut in 2012 for Lahore Eagles. Babar Azam completed 9000 runs in 245th innings of 254th match. He has scored 9029 runs at an average of 44 and strike rate of 128. He has scored 8 centuries and 76 fifties.
Chris Gayle broke record
Before Babar Azam, 15 batsmen have scored more than 9000 runs in T20 cricket. But Babar has reached this figure in the least number of innings. Babar has done this in his 245th innings. Chris Gayle of West Indies had completed 9000 runs in 249 innings. Virat Kohli has taken 271 and Australia’s David Warner has taken 273 innings. Among Pakistani players, only Shoaib Malik has more runs than Babar. He has scored 12528 runs in 474 innings.
target of 184 runs
In this match against Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United have a target of 184 runs to win. Babar’s team scored 183 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. Apart from Babar, Mohammad Haris scored 34 runs in 17 balls. When Babar’s wicket fell in the 13th over, the team’s score was 137 for 3. After this, no batsman could play a big innings and the team failed to touch the figure of 200.
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