Sixth T20I: Azam matches Kohli to lift Pakistan to 169-6 against England

The captain ratings an unbeaten 87

Babar Azam equated to India star Virat Kohli’s document of the fastest male to 3,000 runs in cricket’s quickest layout as Pakistan racked up 169-6 in the 6th Twenty20 worldwide versus England in Lahore on Friday.

The Pakistan captain, that struck an unbeaten 59-ball 87 for his 27th half century, got to 3,000 T20I runs in 81 innings as he secured the residence group’s overall after they were sent out in to bat.

Azam struck Richard Gleeson for a 6 to sign up with Indian duo of Rohit Sharma (3,694 runs in 140 suits) and also Kohli (3,663 in 108), New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (3,497 in 112) and also Ireland’s Paul Stirling (3,011 in 114) in the landmark.

Azam struck 3 6s and also 7 borders and also included 48 for the 4th gate with Iftikhar Ahmed (31) and also 47 for the 3rd with Haider Ali (18 ).

Sam Curran (2-26) and also David Willey (2-32) were the effective England bowlers.

Pakistan, that lead the seven-match collection 3-2, handed a T20I launching to 21-year-old wicketkeeper/batsman Mohammad Haris as they relaxed Mohammad Rizwan.

Rapid bowler Haris Rauf was additionally relaxed, giving way for Shahnawaz Dahani.

England relaxed the rate duo of Mark Timber and also Chris Woakes to generate Reece Topley and also Gleeson.

The last suit is additionally in Lahore on Sunday.


Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Haris, Asif Ali, Aamer Jamal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Shahnawaz Dahani.

England: Moeen Ali (C), Dawid Malan, Harry Creek, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Reece Topley, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Richard Gleeson, David Willey.

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