Babar Azam touched the milestone of 5000 runs in T20
Pakistan’s T20 captain Babar Azam has won his fifth match of the England T20 Blast this season with career-best innings. Babar Azam has touched the milestone of 5000 runs in T20 format, besides picking up the fourth century of his career.
Babar Azam was absolutely dirty with the bat in this year’s Vitality T20 Blast. After scoring 42 runs in the first match, he has scored only 16 runs in the next three innings (8, 0, 10). However, in the fifth match, Babar seemed to give himself up. He took away all the light in the match in his fourth century and career-best winnings.
Babar played an unbeaten 114 off 72 balls with 9 fours and 5 sixes against Glamorgan in Cardiff on Wednesday (September 18). Somerset lost 3 wickets in 20 overs and scored 173 runs in Babar’s century. Glamorgan was bowled out for 118 in 184 runs to win.
Babar Azam, who started the innings with 4996 runs, touched the 5,000-run milestone at the start of the match. He touched this milestone in T20 cricket, recognized as the 71st batsman. He has touched this milestone in 145 innings. Which is the third-fastest? Chris Gayle (132 innings) and Shaun Marsh (144 innings) are in the 5,000 clubs who have played fewer innings than him.
The five batsmen who have scored the fastest 5,000 runs in T20 cricket
1. Chris Gayle – 13 innings
2. Shaun Marsh – 144 innings
3. Babar Azam – 145 innings
4. Aaron Finch – 159 innings
5. Martin Guptill – 183 innings