Pakistan won the second match of the seven-match T20 series against England by 10 wickets in Karachi on September 22. England won the opening match and Pakistan won the second match to level the series. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who had been out of form, not only returned to form but also hit a stunning century and this is Babar Azam’s second T20 International century. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan put on a 200-run first-wicket stand.
During their match-winning stand of 203 runs against England in the second T20I, the pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan now have the highest partnership runs in T20I history. Pakistan’s openers surpassed Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan pair, who scored 1743 runs, including four century partnerships and seven fifties. On the other hand, Babar-Rizwan scored 1929 runs in 36 innings at an average of 56.73 including 7 hundred partnerships.
We Have A Lot Of Faith In Each Other – Mohammad Rizwan
After the ten-wicket victory over England, Pakistan Cricket has posted a video of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan on their official Twitter account in which Rizwan spoke about the faith he and Babar have in each other. They are seen talking about their strategy during the match and many other issues.
“We have a lot of trust in each other, so much so that it is blind faith at times. We understand each other and the communication is such that I know when he is striking it well, I let him do it, and vice versa, “Rizwan said.
“Like in this innings, I was hitting it well at the start, then he started doing so, and then together we went all the way,” Rizwan told the Pakistan Cricket Board.
“Our aim is to set a platform for our middle order which can make their job easier. The planning is such that we look to get 80 or 90 off the first ten overs. Accordingly we decide when we have to take our chances. We talk a lot to each other in the middle and that helps. We know that if we are there till the end, we can score 10-15 runs an over. When you are set, you are able to finish it at the end, “Babar added