PAK vs BAN: Babar Azam surpasses M Hafeez to become highest T20 scorer from Pakistan

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is in sublime form at present time. After finishing at the top run-scorer in the recently concluded T20 World Cup, Babar Azam on Saturday surpassed Mohammad Hafeez to become the highest T20 scorer from Pakistan. With 2,515 runs from just 64 innings, Babar Azam now is the highest ever T20 run-getter for Pakistan followed by M Hafeez at second spot with 2,514 runs from 108 innings.

Although Pakistan skipper Babar Azam could only score 1 off 5 deliveries, it helped him get past M Hafeez to become the top run-scorer in T20Is for Pakistan.

Babar averages 47.43 and has a strike rate of 129.78 in T20Is. He has scored one century and 24 half-centuries in his T20I career so far.

Top Five T20I run-scorers for Pakistan:

  1. Babar Azam – 2515 runs
  2. Mohammad Hafeez – 2514 runs
  3. Shoaib Malik – 2423 runs
  4. Umar Akmal – 1690 runs
  5. Ahmed Shehzad – 1471 runs

Meanwhile, Babar Azam-led Pakistan has sealed the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh with one game to spare. Pakistan registered an easy 8 wickets win over Bangladesh today to seal the three-match T20I series 2-0 here at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Fakhar Zaman struck an unbeaten 57 off 51 balls as Pakistan reached 109/2 in 18.1 overs after restricting Bangladesh to 108-7 in 20 overs.

Speaking after the game, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said: “The series win is a team effort. The boys responded well as a unit and we carried forward the momentum (from the WC). Bowlers did really well, especially in the last 10 overs and it always helps when you get wickets in bunches. The plans were executed properly. Don’t think so (that there is an overconfidence in low chases).”

“In low-scoring games, there is that tendency but it’s important to remove complacency. Fakhar and Rizwan batted really well and did the job. (On his two poor scores) Yeah, sometimes things don’t go according to plan. Happens in cricket,” he added.