Babar Azam overtakes Rohit Sharma for this big T20I record | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: England beat Pakistan by 23 runs in the 2nd T20I at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. The first game was washed out.
Babar scored 32 runs from 26 balls at a strike rate of 123.08 hitting 4 fours but his efforts could not help Pakistan clinch a win.
With his knock, Babar overtook India captain Rohit Sharma to become the second leading run-scorer in T20Is.
Rohit has scored 3974 runs in 151 T20Is for India. Babar now has 3987 runs in 118 T20Is for Pakistan.
India talisman batter Virat Kohli stands ahead of Rohit and Babar. Kohli is currently the highest run scorer in T20Is with 4037 runs from 117 matches.
After the game, Babar praised the bowlers profusely and stated that they played a really good game, adding that he and Fakhar Zaman had only one significant partnership and that after that, no batter could succeed.
“It was a par score, our bowlers bowled very well. In the batting, there were moments, but we didn’t finish well. Small partnership between me and Fakhar and later on, there was no big partnership,” Babar said.
Everyone on the team is incredibly adaptable and aware of their responsibilities, he continued. He went on to say that things might have turned out differently if he and Fakhar had stayed on the wicket.
“We are flexible, everyone knows their role. We have decided each player’s role. If you are not in good form, we are flexible. The way Fakhar dominated after wickets fell … if me and Fakhar had batted for three more overs, it would have been a different ball game,” he added.
(With ANI inputs)


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