Babar Azam
Babar Azam. (Picture by Alex Davidson/Getty Pictures)

Pakistan registered a hard-fought seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh within the sixth match of the New Zealand T20I tri-series on the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Thursday, October 13. In the meantime,  skipper Babar Azam has managed to realize one more particular person excellence after his match-winning half-century within the contest. 

Babar has now amassed 11,000 runs in worldwide cricket and has turn out to be the eleventh Pakistani batter to take action. He has now joined the elite membership that options among the famend names in Pakistan cricket together with the likes of Javed Miandad, Saeed Anwar, Saleem Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Mishbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan, and, Inzamam-ul-Haq. 

Babar Azam achieves one more feat

Babar Azam wanted solely 53 runs to realize this milestone and he obtained there in model scoring 55 runs off 40 deliveries at a strike price of 137.5 together with 9 fours. Extra importantly, he additionally helped the Males in Inexperienced in laying a stable basis as he and Mohammad Rizwan have been concerned in a 101-run opening stand chasing 174. One other factor that stood out in his knock was that Babar scored his half-century off simply 37 deliveries.

The Pakistan limited-overs batting megastar would now be eyeing one more impactful knock within the last in opposition to the hosts New Zealand on Friday, October 14.

Coming again to the competition, Bangladesh have been lowered to 41/2 contained in the Powerplay earlier than Litton Das (69) and Shakib Al Hasan (68) resurrected the innings with a significant 88-run stand for the third wicket. Nonetheless, as soon as the duo was dismissed the Bangladesh Tigers fully misplaced the plot and with nice issue crawled their strategy to 173/6. 

The Pakistanis of their run chase suffered an instantaneous setback after Babar Azam was dismissed as Haider Ali walked again with out troubling the scorers. A well-set Rizwan (69) and Mohammad Nawaz (45) then efficiently anchored the chase. Despite the fact that Pakistan misplaced the important thing wicket of Rizwan within the penultimate over, Nawaz and Asif Ali obtained the job finished with one ball to spare.