Pakistan vs West Indies, T20I Series Stats Review: Mohammad Rizwan ends his golden 2021 on a high as as hosts record clean sweep
Can Babar and Rizwan continue scoring tons of runs together in 2022?
Updated - Dec 17, 2021 3:52 pm
Pakistan continued from where they left off in Bangladesh as they clean-swept West Indies 3-0 this time at home. The Men in Green’s sublime form in 2021 extended as the Caribbean team, hit by Covid cases, had no answers whatsoever against the Babar Azam-led side. Haider Ali and Mohammad Rizwan with the bat and Shadab Khan and Mohammad Wasim with the ball were the stars in the first T20I as the visitors lost the match by 63 runs.
Brandon king’s maiden fifty in T20Is went in vain as West Indies lost the second T20I by nine runs and eventually lost the series. With nothing to lose, Nicholas Pooran and his men came out all guns blazing in the third and final T20I as the top order chipped in and posted a huge total of 207 batting first with the captain himself scoring an all-important half-century.
But like it has been the case all this year, it was business as usual for Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam as the prolific duo added 158 runs for the opening wicket, their sixth-century partnership this year, to chase down Pakistan’s highest score in T20Is.
West Indies’ terrible form continued from the T20 World Cup as they got blanked by a Pakistani team that enjoyed their most successful year in T20Is. Mohammad Rizwan, who had an unbelievable year in the shortest international format scoring 1326 runs, was declared the Player of the Series for contributing 203 runs in three T20Is.
Meanwhile, here are the stats and numbers from Pakistan vs West Indies T20I series:
68 – Haider Ali recorded his best T20I score in the first T20I.
4/40 – Mohammad Wasim also recorded his best bowling figures in the first T20I.
18 – Shadab Khan has taken 18 wickets against West Indies in T20Is now which is his most against any opposition.
3/26 – Shaheen Afridi got to his best bowling figures against West Indies in the second T20I.
1326 – Mohammad Rizwan scored 1326 runs in T20Is this year. He now holds the record for the batter with most runs in a calendar year.
6 – Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan shared their sixth hundred partnership in the third T20I. The pair now has most century partnerships breaking Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul’s record of five.
939 – With 939 runs, Babar Azam has scored the most runs by a captain in T20Is in a calendar year.
14 – Mohammad Rizwan equalled Mohammed Hafeez’s record of 14 50-plus T20I scores when he scored 87 in the third T20I. For Pakistan, only Babar Azam is ahead of them with 26 such scores.
208/3 – Pakistan achieved their second highest score in T20Is in the third T20I.
208/3 – The Men in Green also recorded their highest successful run chase in the third T20I.
1 – Brandon King notched up his first half-century in T20Is in the second T20I.
2036 – Mohammad Rizwan scored 2036 runs in T20 matches this year. It is the most by any batter in any calendar year. He reached the 2000-run mark in the third T20I.
13 – Mohammad Rizwan with 13 50-plus scores this year is now the batter with most such scores in a calendar year. His captain Babar Azam is behind him with ten scores which he achieved this year.
1380 – Captain Babar Azam and wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan shared 1380 partnership runs this year. It is the highest by any pair in a calendar year. They broke Kevin O’Brien and Paul Stirling’s record of 756 runs which they scored in 2019.
208/3 – The Asian giant also scored their highest total in Pakistan.
64 – Nicholas Pooran brought up his best T20I score in the third T20I.