Srinagar, December 17: Continuing their dream batting form as a pair Pakistan star batting duo Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan has registered another major World record as a pair during Pakistan vs West Indies third T20I in Karachi on Thursday, December 17.
On way to chasing West Indies target of over 200 run Babar and Rizwan broke World record as a batting pair, going past the Indian duo of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma.
In response to West Indies target of 208 runs in the final T20I of the three-match series, Rizwan and Babar formed 158-run stand for the opening partnership.
It was their fourth 150-plus stand as an opening pair, all of which came in 2021 and all four remains one if its kind for Pakistan in the T20I format. The stand was also their second-highest as a pair after their partnership of 197 against South Africa earlier this year.
The century stand was their sixth as a T20I pair, the most by a combination, as they went past the Indian pair of Rahul and Rohit, who have five such scores to their name.
Babar scored a 53-ball 79. It was his 20th fifty-plus score in T20 cricket in this calendar year, which is the most by any cricketer in a single year.
Meanwhile, Rizwan amassed the tally to 2000 runs in T20 cricket in 2021 which is the most by a player in a calendar year.
Rizwan was eventually dismissed for 45-ball 86.