Babar Azam Becomes Fastest Batsman To Achieve 6000-Run Landmark

Babar Azam

Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain, set a new record by becoming the country’s fastest batsman to reach the 6000-run mark in the first T20I match against South Africa.

Babar Azam has joined the ranks of West Indies’ Chris Gayle as the world’s second individual to accomplish this feat. In 2014, Chris Gayle had hit 6,000 runs.

Pakistan won the first T20I match against South Africa by four wickets on Saturday, taking a 1-0 lead in the series.

In a last-over thriller, the Green Shirts successfully chased down their highest T20I total to defeat South Africa by 4 wickets.

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Mohammad Rizwan’s 50-ball 74* and Faheem Ashraf’s explosive 14-ball 30 also help the visitors get over the finish line.

Rizwan becomes Pakistan’s star once again, batting his way through the innings and scoring 74 runs off 50 balls, including nine fours and two sixes.


In the first match of the four-match T20I series at The Wanderers, South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan.

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