PAK vs ZIM: 2020, 1st T20I – Pakistan's streak, Babar’s big knock, Madhevere's record fifty and more stats

PAK vs ZIM: 2020, 1st T20I – Pakistan’s streak, Babar’s big knock, Madhevere’s record fifty and more stats

Here are all the statistical highlights recorded during Pakistan’s 6-wicket win during PAK vs ZIM 1st T20I.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Pakistan bounced back from a Super Over defeat against Zimbabwe to take a 1-0 lead over them in the 3-match T20I series. Young all-rounder Wesley Madhevere’s unbeaten 70 came in only 48 deliveries as Zimbabwe got a decent total of 156/6 in their 20 overs. The visitors did pick a couple of wickets early on but the required rate wasn’t big enough to put pressure on Pakistan. Skipper Babar Azam (82 off 55) and Mohammad Hafeez shared an 80-run partnership for the 3rd wicket in only 9.1 overs to ease the chase.

Here are all the statistical highlights recorded during Pakistan’s 6-wicket win during PAK vs ZIM 1st T20I:

Pakistan continues their winning streak against Zimbabwe:

12-0Pakistan won each of the 12 Twenty20 International matches they played against Zimbabwe. Their head to head record of 12-0 against Zimbabwe is the most one-sided battle in the history of T20I cricket.

A big knock from Babar:

82 – Babar Azam’s 82-run knock during the PAK vs ZIM 1st T20I is now the highest innings by a Pakistan captain during a T20I chase. Babar broke his own record which he recorded with 66* against Bangladesh during the Lahore T20I earlier this year.

Overall, Babar’s inning is the 3rd highest in the T20I format for a Pakistan captain behind 89* by Sarfaraz Ahmed in the 2018 Edinburg T20I against Scotland while Mohammad Hafeez made 86 during the 2013 Centurion T20I against South Africa.

Madhevere steps up for Zimbabwe:

20y 64d – Wesley Madhevere, during the PAK vs ZIM 1st T20I, became the youngest player to score a T20I fifty for Zimbabwe. Brendan Taylor was the previous youngest to score a T20I fifty for Zimbabwe as he was 21 years and 218 days old when he scored an unbeaten 60 against Australia in 2007 WT20; which was also the first-ever T20I fifty recorded for Zimbabwe.

20y 64d – Wesley Madhevere also became the youngest player with a T20I fifty on Pakistan soil. The previous youngest player to score a T20I fifty in Pakistan was Hussain Talat (22y 49d) during the 2018 home T20I series against West Indies.

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70* – Madhevere’s unbeaten 70-run knock is now the highest T20I score while batting at No.4 and lower for Zimbabwe. It is also the 2nd highest T20I score for Zimbabwe by a non-opener behind Brendan Taylor’s 75* against New Zealand in the 2012 Hamilton T20I.

9 – Wesley’s nine fours during the PAK vs ZIM 1st T20I are the joint-most fours hit by a Zimbabwe player in a T20I game. Three players struck as many as nine fours during a T20I inning before Madhevere for Zimbabwe.

Babar @ 1000 runs:

1063 – Babar Azam became the first player to complete 1000 runs in the Twenty20 format in 2020. Babar aggregated 1063 runs in 26 T20 innings this year with help of a century and nine fifties. The Pakistan skipper surpassed KL Rahul’s tally of 993 runs with help of his 82-run knock on Saturday.

Usman takes Abdul’s route:

4 – Usman Qadir followed the footsteps of his father Abdul Qadir by making his debut in International cricket for Pakistan. The Qadirs thus became only the 4th father-son pair in International to represent Pakistan. Mudassar Nazar/Nazar Mohammad, Hanif Mohammad/Shoaib Mohammad and Majid Khan/Bazid Khan are the other three pairs of father-son to represent the Pakistan team in International cricket.