PAK vs ZIM: 2020, 2nd T20I – Pakistan’s record spree, Haider’s record fifty, New record for Babar and more stats

PAK vs ZIM: 2020, 2nd T20I – Pakistan’s record spree, Haider’s record fifty, New record for Babar and more stats

Here are all the statistical highlights from Pakistan’s 8-wicket victory during PAK vs ZIM 2nd T20I.

Haider Ali and Babar Azam
Haider Ali and Babar Azam. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan completed yet another series win over Zimbabwe as they claimed a winning lead of 2-0 during the 3-match T20I series. Zimbabwe, electing to bat first for the second time in two days, lost half their side at the score of 66 by the 10th over. Contributions by middle and lower order batsmen helped the visitors to at least finish on 134/7. Pakistan lost the wicket of Fakhar Zaman early yet again but skipper Babar Azam (51 off 28) and Haider Ali (66* off 43) put on exactly 100 runs for the 2nd wicket in only 10.3 overs. Pakistan completed the chase in only 15.1 overs for the loss of only two wickets.

Here are all the statistical highlights from Pakistan’s 8-wicket victory during PAK vs ZIM 2nd T20I:

Pakistan’s record streak:

13Pakistan extended their domination in head to head record in the T20I format against Zimbabwe to 13-0 after their victory in the PAK vs ZIM 2nd T20I. Pakistan now holds the record for the longest winning streak in T20I cricket of a team winning most consecutive matches against an opponent. In this process, Pakistan broke the record held by Afghanistan with 12 consecutive wins against Ireland, a streak that got broke earlier this year.

6-0 – Six of those 13 T20I wins against Zimbabwe came while chasing a target for Pakistan. These are now the most number of successful T20I chases for any team against an opponent with 100% win record in Men’s T20I cricket. Pakistan went past India’s record of 5-0 during Men’s T20I chases against Bangladesh.


New record for Haider Ali:

20y 37dHaider Ali, at the age of 20 years and 37 days, became the youngest player to score a fifty in the T20I format on Pakistan soil. He thus broke the record set by Wesley Madhevere on Saturday as he was 20 years and 64 days old.


Babar sets a new Pakistan record:

7 – Babar Azam now has been part of as many as seven century partnerships in T20I cricket which are the most by a Pakistan player in this format. Babar went past Mohammad Hafeez’s tally of six century stands with help of the 100-run partnership alongside Haider Ali.


Muzarabani’s bunny:

3 – Blessing Muzarabani has got the wicket of Babar Azam on three occasions in the ongoing tour. He dismissed the Pakistan skipper twice in the ODI series and once in the T20I series. Across the five matches in this tour, Babar scored 68 runs off 56 balls in the bowling of Muzarabani.


Chigumbura @ 100 catches:

100 – The two catches during the PAK vs ZIM 2nd T20I helped Elton Chigumbura to complete 100 catches in International cricket as an outfielder for Zimbabwe. Only Alistair Campbell (134), Grant Flower (129) and Hamilton Masakadaza (125) took more catches in Internationals for Zimbabwe than Chigumbura.


Milestone for umpire Ahsan:

50 – The PAK vs ZIM 2nd T20I was the 50th time umpire Ahsan Raza stood in a Men’s T20I game. He thus became the first umpire to officiate in 50 T20I matches in Men’s cricket.