PAK vs ENG LIVE: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan shut critics with world record partnership


PAK vs ENG LIVE: Babar Rizwan partnership makes world record – After facing criticism for Pakistan’s Asia Cup defeat, Mohammad Rizwan and…

PAK vs ENG LIVE: Babar Rizwan partnership makes world record – After facing criticism for Pakistan’s Asia Cup defeat, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam have issued the perfect response with a stunning world record partnership on Thursday. Chasing 200 to win against England, the Pakistan openers completed the chase with all 10 wickets in hand breaking a plethora of records. Rizwan-Babar are now the most prolific partnership in T20is, going past Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. Follow Pakistan vs England LIVE updates on Insidesport.IN

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PAK vs ENG LIVE: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam shut critics with WORLD RECORD partnership, break Rohit Sharma – Shikhar Dhawan record to become world’s best opening pair – Check out

Babar Azam scored a scintillating century while Mohammed Rizwan managed an unbeaten 88 as Pakistan chased down 200 with all 10 wickets to spare. The 203 -run partnership is only the sixth instance of a 200-run partnership in T20Is and the first in a run-chase. Babar and Rizwan break their own record, having managed 197 in a run-chase against South Africa in 2019.

Highest partnership in T20I run chases

  1. Babar Azam (110) and Mohammad Rizwan (88) – 203* vs England, Karachi, 2022
  2. Babar Azam (122) and Mohammad Rizwan (73*) – 197 vs South Africa, Centurion, 2019
  3. Martin Guptill (87) and Kane Williamson (72) – 171* vs Pakistan, Hamilton, 2016
  4. Jos  Buttler (67) and Dawid Malan (99)- 167* vs South Africa, Cape Town, 2020
  5. David Warner (77) and Glenn Maxwell (75) – 161 vs South Africa, Johannesburg, 2016

PAK vs ENG LIVE: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam shut critics with WORLD RECORD partnership, break Rohit Sharma - Shikhar Dhawan record to become world's best opening pair - Check out

PAK vs ENG LIVE: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam shut critics with WORLD RECORD partnership, break Rohit Sharma – Shikhar Dhawan record to become world’s best opening pair – Check out

During their partnership, the duo also sealed their spot as the most prolific pair in T20I history. Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan have been the focal point of Pakistan’s T20I batting over the past few years, and the duo now have the most partnership runs in T20I history. The Pakistan openers went past Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who had amassed 1743 runs together with 4-century partnerships and 7 fifty stands.

In comparison, Babar-Rizwan now have 1929 runs together in just 36 innings at a stunning average of 56.73. The duo have six fifty and seven-century stands in the format, the latter being the most by a pair.

Most partnership runs

Partners Span Inns NO Runs High Ave 100 50
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan (PAK) 2019-2022 36 2 1929 203* 56.73 7 6
S Dhawan, RG Sharma (INDIA) 2013-2019 52 0 1743 160 33.51 4 7
KJ O’Brien, PR Stirling (IRE) 2010-2021 49 0 1720 154 35.1 3 10
KL Rahul, RG Sharma (INDIA) 2016-2022 32 1 1660 165 53.54 5 9
KJ Coetzer, HG Munsey (SCOT) 2015-2021 46 0 1577 200 34.28 2 10

This was the second time the duo clinched a 10-wicket win for Pakistan having earlier done so against India at the T20 World Cup last year. Babar and Rizwan had then chased down 152 in Dubai with utmost ease to break Pakistan’s jinx vs India.

Having now returned to form, Pakistan will hope that the duo can carry forward their form into the T20 World Cup next year. The Men in Green will once again open their campaign against India, this time at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

PAK vs ENG LIVE: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam shut critics with WORLD RECORD partnership, break Rohit Sharma – Shikhar Dhawan record to become world’s best opening pair – Check out



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