Babar Azam Smashes A Beautiful Six Off Ben Dwarshuis
By CricShots - Apr 5, 2022 10:28 pm
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Pakistan opener, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan set a new record in the ongoing T20I of the home series against Australia. Owing to the explosive start by the opening pair, Pakistan posted their highest ever Powerplay total in T20I against Australia. Opening the innings with the world’s top-ranked batters, Pakistan mounted their highest ever Powerplay score against Australia. The Aussie had lost the preceding three-match ODI series in Pakistan.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam played a captain’s knock against Australia in the only T20I

Earlier in the game, the Australian skipper, Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bowl first. Scoring at the run rate of 9.33, Pakistan openers smashed 56 runs in the first six overs. This is the most runs scored by Pakistan in the initial six overs of a T20I contest against Australia. Rizwan got out after scoring 23 whereas Babar went on to score a fifty.

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The record-breaking start owes to explosive batting by the skipper Babar Azam as he smacked 38 runs off only 25 balls. He was assisted by Muhammad Rizwan’s 17 runs off 11 balls. However, in the 6th over of the match, Babar Azam pulled off the shot of the day. Ben Dwarshuis was bowling the over and Babar smashed an inside-out drive over the top, and the timing carries it 82m for six.

Here is the video of the shot from Babar Azam:

Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir

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Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch (c), Travis Head, Ben McDermott, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa