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NZ vs PAK: Babar Azam has a chance to make a new record, still far behind Virat-Rohit

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Babar Azam and India’s Rohit Sharma-Virat Kohli

Babar Azam Record: Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand got off to a bad start as they lost by 46 runs while chasing 227 runs in the first T20 match of the five-match series. In the first match, Babar Azam was the only batsman who played a slightly good innings, while other batsmen disappointed like every time. The former Pakistan captain, who was dropped at number three due to slow batting, was the top scorer with 57 runs at a strike rate of 162.86. None of the Pakistani batsmen played more than 15 balls in the innings while Babar faced 35 balls and played a good innings for his team. Although he could not make his team win the match.

Babar Azam has a chance to make a record

With this innings against New Zealand, Babar Azam has come very close to another record in T20 format. Babar Azam can add one more record to his achievements in the second T20 match to be held at Seddon Park, Hamilton on January 14. He is just 29 runs away from completing 9000 runs away from home (outside Pakistan) in international cricket. So far, he has scored 8971 runs in 230 innings at an average of 43.97 with 16 centuries and 65 half-centuries. Babar is just two runs away from surpassing Kane Williamson in this matter. The New Zealand captain has so far scored 8972 runs in 233 innings away from home at an average of 44.19, but he is currently playing at home and Babar Azam seems ready to overtake him.

Virat-Rohit far ahead of Babar

Additionally, the 29-year-old will become the ninth player for Pakistan to reach the milestone of 9000 runs in international cricket while playing away from home, which is topped by Inzamam-ul-Haq, who has scored 14197 runs in 408 innings of his career. Interestingly, India’s Virat Kohli is way ahead of Babar Azam in terms of runs scored away from home having scored 14744 runs so far in his career and is set to add more runs to his tally in the coming years. In such a situation, Team India captain Rohit Sharma has 10141 runs away from home.

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