Babar and Rizwan Pile On More Batting Records Together

Babar and Rizwan Pile On More Batting Records Together

Pakistan’s all-format captain, Babar Azam, and wicket-keeper batter, Mohammad Rizwan, have already broken multiple partnership records over the past year, and they continued their record-breaking form in Pakistan’s 2021 T20 World Cup match against Namibia.

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In this edition of the T20 World Cup, Babar and Rizwan have already recorded two-century stands. They scored 152 runs in Pakistan’s first match against archrival India before adding another century stand against Namibia. Both Babar and Rizwan scored magnificent half-centuries as Pakistan won their fourth consecutive match in the tournament and became the first team to officially qualify for the tournament’s semi-finals.

In the match against Namibia, the pair put on a 113-run opening stand. This was their fifth-century partnership in Twenty20 international cricket, a world record. They broke the record held by the Indian duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, as well as the New Zealand duo of Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill, who have both scored a century on four occasions. The Pakistani duo also made history by becoming the first batting partner to score more than 1,000 partnership runs in a single calendar year.

Previously, Ireland’s Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien held the record for most runs scored as a pair in a calendar year, with 756 runs scored in 20 innings in 2019.

In the first 17 innings of the calendar year, Babar and Rizwan have already scored 1,041 runs. While batting together, the duo has totaled 1,134 runs.

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