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Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 2020: 2nd T20I – Babar and Hafeez’s record in T20I wins, Pakistan’s biggest victory, A record partnership and more stats

All the statistical highlights from Pakistan’s 9-wicket win against Bangladesh in the 2nd T20I.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan clinched the 3-match T20I series against Bangladesh with one game still to be played as they completed a 9-wicket win on Saturday in the 2nd T20I. Tamim Iqbal showed better intent with the bat scoring 65 from 53 balls with help of 8 boundaries. Bangladesh made only 136/6 in their 20 overs as no other batsman scored runs at a decent strike rate. Ahsan Ali was dismissed for a duck in the 2nd over of the run-chase. Babar Azam (66 off 44) and Mohammad Hafeez (67 off 49) scored unbeaten fifties which helped Pakistan to complete the chase with 20 balls to spare.

All the statistical highlights from Pakistan’s 9-wicket win against Bangladesh in the 2nd T20I:

Pakistan’s biggest win:

9 – The 9-wicket win in this match is Pakistan’s joint-biggest win in terms of wickets in the T20I format. They chased down the target of 136 in 14.5 overs during the 2016 Manchester T20I against England and the 116-run target in 14.2 overs against West Indies during the same month in Dubai.

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Yet another successful chase for Pakistan over Bangladesh:

4/4 – Pakistan won all the four T20I matches while chasing a target against Bangladesh. Overall, they won ten out of the 12 matches against Bangladesh in this format.


A big partnership for Pakistan:

131* – The unbeaten 131-run stand between Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez is Pakistan’s 2nd highest partnership in T20I format behind the 143* between Ahmed Shehzad and Hafeez in the 2013 Harare T20I.

The 131-run stand is also Pakistan’s 2nd highest for any wicket in a T20I chase and also the 2nd biggest T20I stand for any wicket on Pakistan soil. Mukhtar Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad shared 142 runs for the 1st wicket against Zimbabwe in the 2015 Lahore T20I during a 173-run chase.


Babar and Hafeez occupy the top positions:

6 – Babar Azam has been involved in six century partnerships in T20I cricket; the most by any Pakistan player. The partnership with Babar was the 5th 100-run stand involving Mohammad Hafeez in this format. Shoaib Malik and Hafeez are behind Babar in this list as they were involved in five century partnerships apiece.


10 – Number of fifty-plus scores for Mohammad Hafeez in T20I wins; the most by any player for Pakistan. Babar Azam is second on the list with nine half-centuries in the wins. Babar was tied with 8 fifties in T20I wins with Ahmed Shehzad before this match.


Hafeez @ 2000:

2047 – Mohammad Hafeez completed 2000 runs in the Twenty20 format on the Pakistan soil when he went past his individual score of 20. Hafeez is now only the 9th player with 2000 T20 runs in Pakistan.


Ducks and fifties by the openers:

2 – This match is only the 2nd T20I in Men’s cricket where two openers scored fifties and other two opening batsmen bagged ducks. During the 2018 Mount Maunganui T20I, both the West Indies openers were dismissed for a duck while New Zealand’s Colin Munro scored a hundred and Martin Guptill scored a fifty.

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