Highest Opening Partnership in T20 International Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan stun England with a record opening partnership


Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have once again proved that they are the best opening pair in T20 Internationals at the moment. In the match played against England at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan washed England by 10 wickets and that too while chasing a target of 200 runs. In this match, Babar and Rizwan together did something that has never happened before in T20 International cricket. Together they scored 203 runs in 19.3 overs. This is the first time in the history of T20 International cricket, when chasing a target, an opening pair has shared a partnership of more than 200 runs.

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Babar Azam returned not out after scoring 110 and Rizwan 88. The world record for the biggest T20 International opening partnership while chasing the target was recorded in the name of both of them even before this. Babar and Rizwan shared a 197-run partnership against South Africa at Centurion in 2021. Apart from this, Babar-Rizwan is the only pair, who have played an opening partnership of more than 150 runs four times while chasing the target.

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Talking about the match, England scored 199 runs for five wickets in 20 overs, in response, Pakistan achieved the target without losing a wicket with three balls to spare. This was Babar’s second century in T20 Internationals. Babar has become the first Pakistani batsman to score two centuries in T20 Internationals.

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