Babar Azam breaks the massive record of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma with 55-run knock vs BAN

Pakistan crushed Bangladesh in the 6th match of the tri-series at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Thursday. Skipper Babar Azam led his team to another victory along with wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan. Both batsmen added yet another 100-run partnership for the first wicket to help their team provide a much-needed start to their chase.

Batting first, Bangladesh made a competitive total of 173/6 in their 20 overs. Litton Das scored 68 off 42 balls with six fours and two sixes, while skipper Shakib Al Hasan made 68 off 42, including seven fours and three sixes.

In reply, the Pakistani opener added 101 runs in 12.3 overs and both also reached their respective half-centuries. Rizwan made his 22nd fifty and scored 69 off 56 balls, with four boundaries, while Babar made his 29th T20I fifty and made 55 off 40 balls. Mohammad Nawaz was promoted to No. 4, and he played a match-winning cameo of 45* off 20 balls to win the match for Pakistan.

PAK vs BAN: Babar Azam breaks the record of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

With this knock of 40-ball 55, Babar has surpassed the former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. Babar has now become the fastest Asian batter to reach 11,000 runs in international cricket. The Pakistani skipper did it in his 251st international innings, while Virat held this record earlier in 261 innings.

Indian legendary batter Sunil Gavaskar is not third, who did it in 262 innings, followed by former Pakistani legend Javed Miandad (266 innings). Babar has made 3122 runs in 75 innings in 42 Test matches, 3216 runs in 86 T20I innings and 4664 runs in 90 ODI innings.

On the other hand, with his half-century against Bangladesh, Babar also went past the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, who has 28 T20I fifties in his career, while Babar has 29 now. Only Kohli (33) has the most T20I half-centuries.

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