The ongoing ICC T20 World Cup in Australia has been a nightmare for Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. The opening pair has completely failed, leading to difficult situations for the team.
While Babar has scored just 39 runs in 5 matches, Rizwan’s tally stands at 103. Pakistan were on the verge of elimination from the tournament due to their below-par display but somehow managed to qualify for the semis.
In their last Super 12 game against Bangladesh, the duo added 57 runs in 10.3 overs, which is the lowest run rate for 50+ opening partnership in men’s T20Is (full members).
They broke the record of Shehzad & Mukhtar.
Lowest run rate for 50+ opening partnership in men’s T20Is (full members):
5.42 – Babar & Rizwan v BAN, 2022
5.55 – Shehzad & Mukhtar v BAN, 2015
5.67 – Hope & King v ENG, 2022
6.09 – Dilshan & Mahela v PAK, 2012
Meanwhile, the Men in Green won the game by 5 wickets.