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Hafeez Becomes the First to Achieve T20I Cricket’s Biggest Individual Record

Veteran Pakistan all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez, has become the first all-rounder to score 2,000 runs and take 50 wickets in T20I cricket. Hafeez registered his name in the record books with a blistering knock of 69 runs from 36 balls. His innings included 5 fours and 4 sixes.

Hafeez also joined a handful of cricketers who have scored more than 2000 runs in the shortest format. Indian captain, Virat Kohli, leads the list with 2794 runs in 76 innings.


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Shoaib Malik is the 4th leading run-scorer in the format with 2335 runs from 106 innings. Here are the top 10 run-getters in T20Is:

Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave SR 100 50
V Kohli (INDIA) 2010-2020 82 76 21 2794 94* 50.80 138.24 0 24
RG Sharma (INDIA) 2007-2020 108 100 15 2773 118 32.62 138.78 4 21
MJ Guptill (NZ) 2009-2020 88 85 7 2536 105 32.51 134.60 2 15
Shoaib Malik (ICC/PAK) 2006-2020 115 106 31 2335 75 31.13 124.20 0 8
EJG Morgan (ENG) 2009-2020 91 89 18 2218 91 31.23 138.79 0 14
DA Warner (AUS) 2009-2020 79 79 9 2207 100* 31.52 140.48 1 17
BB McCullum (NZ) 2005-2015 71 70 10 2140 123 35.66 136.21 2 13
PR Stirling (IRE) 2009-2020 78 77 6 2124 95 29.91 139.27 0 18
Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 2006-2020 93 89 9 2061 86 25.76 118.17 0 12
AJ Finch (AUS) 2011-2020 61 61 9 1989 172 38.25 155.87 2 12

When it comes to bowling, Mohammad Hafeez has claimed 54 wickets at an average of 22.70 and an economy rate of 6.58.

Hafeez’s blitz helped Pakistan post a big total of 195/4, however, the knock came in a losing cause as England chased down the target with 5 wickets in hand. Eoin Morgan was adjudged the man of the match for his match-winning innings of 66 from 33 balls.


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