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:

V Kohli (INDIA)2010-2020827621279494*50.80138.24024
RG Sharma (INDIA)2007-202010810015277311832.62138.78421
MJ Guptill (NZ)2009-202088857253610532.51134.60215
Shoaib Malik (ICC/PAK)2006-20201151063123357531.13124.2008
EJG Morgan (ENG)2009-202091891822189131.23138.79014
DA Warner (AUS)2009-2020797992207100*31.52140.48117
BB McCullum (NZ)2005-2015717010214012335.66136.21213
PR Stirling (IRE)2009-20207877621249529.91139.27018
Mohammad Hafeez (PAK)2006-20209389920618625.76118.17012
AJ Finch (AUS)2011-202061619198917238.25155.87212

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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