PAK vs ENG 2nd T20I Stats Review: Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan's show, Moeen Ali's dominance and more

Pakistan chased down 200 runs successfully without losing a wicket.

Sudharshan SridharanAuthor

Updated - 23 September 2022 02:17 PM

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Pakistan defeated England by 10 wickets to level the 7 match T20I series by 1-1 in a stunning fashion with the help of unbeaten 203-run partnership between Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. Initially, England opted to bat first and posted a huge total of 199/5 with their powerhouse middle order batting line-up Ben Duckett, Harry Brook and skipper Moeen Ali firing for them to ensure a great finish at end.

Among Pakistan bowlers, Shahnawaz Dahani and Haris Rauf managed to pick two wickets each.

Pakistan chased down 200 runs in style without losing a wicket at their home soil and showed what their opening batters are capable off in a tough run-chase against a world class T20 side like England. Among English bowlers, only Liam Dawson and Sam Curran controlled the run-rate while rest of the bowlers gave away too many runs and weren't able to stop the dream run-chase of Pakistan team. 

Numbers and Stats from PAK vs ENG 2nd T20I game:

2: Pakistan men's team won a T20I match for 2nd time by a margin of 10 wickets. Other instance was during T20 WC 2021 against India.

3: Babar Azam became 3rd batsman to smash two centuries in T20Is as captain.

Batsman to smash two centuries as captain in T20Is:
Rohit Sharma (India)
Faheem Nazir (Switzerland)
Babar Azam (Pakistan)

6 : Moeen Ali became 6th England batsman to smash a fifty-plus score in T20Is while batting at number 6 (or) below.

England batsman to smash fifty-plus in T20Is while batting at number 6 (or) below:
Owais Shah
Jos Buttler
Ravi Bopora
Sam Billings (2)
Phil Salt
Moeen Ali

Highest Score by Moeen Ali in T20Is:
72*(46) vs AUS in Cardiff, 2015
63(28) vs WI in Bridgetown, 2022
61(33) vs PAK in Manchester, 2020
55*(23) vs PAK in Karachi, 2022
52(18) vs SA in Bristol, 2022

200: Pakistan team chased down 200 runs without losing a wicket.

Highest target chased down without losing a wicket in men's T20I match:
200 by PAK vs ENG in Karachi, 2022
169 by NZ vs PAK in Hamilton, 2016
152 by PAK vs IND in Dubai, 2021 

Highest target chased down by Pakistan in men's T20I:
208 vs WI in Karachi, 2021
204 vs SA in Centurion, 2021
200 vs ENG in Karachi, 2022

203: Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan had an unbeaten 203 run partnership between them.

Highest partnership by a Pakistan pair in men's T20I:
Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan : 203* vs ENG in Karchi, 2022
Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan : 197 vs SA in Centurion, 2021
Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan : 158 vs WI in Karachi, 2021

Highest opening partnership by a batting pair in men's T20I while batting 2nd:
Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan : 203* vs ENG in Karachi, 2022
Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan : 197 vs SA in Centurion, 2021
Martin Guptill-Kane Williamson : 171* vs PAK in Hamilton, 2016
Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan : 158 vs WI in Karachi, 2021
Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan : 152* vs IND in Dubai, 2021

In the above list four out of five instances have been occupied by Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan pair since 2021.

1605:
Babar Azam as captain smashed 1605 runs in T20Is and went past Virat Kohli in the list.

Most runs as captain in men's T20I:
Aaron Finch - 1993 (66 inns)
Kane Williamson - 1674 (59 inns)
Babar Azam - 1605 (44 inns)
Virat Kohli - 1570 (46 inns)
Eoin Morgan - 1469 (65 inns)

1929: Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan pair has recorded most partnership runs (1929) overall in men's T20I.

Most partnership runs in men's T20I by a batting pair:
Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan : 1929 (36 inns)
Shikhar Dhawan-Rohit Sharma : 1743 (52 inns)
Kevin O'Brien-Paul Stirling : 1720 (49 inns)

8000: Babar Azam completed 8000 runs in T20 cricket. He became only 2nd Pakistan batsman to achieve this feat

Fastest to 8000 runs in T20 cricket by innings batted:
Chris Gayle - 213
Babar Azam - 218
Virat Kohli - 243

Most runs by a Pakistan batsman in T20s:
Shoaib Mallik - 11902
Babar Azam - 8089
Mohammad Hafeez - 7811

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