Malik: Most Successful Pakistani Batsman in T20

Malik: Most Successful Pakistani Batsman in T20

Lahore(September 14, 2017): Pakistan’s energetic all-rounder Shoaib Malik on Wednesday became the country’s leading runs scorer in T20 internationals, surpassing Umar Akmal to achieve the feat. 

Malik scored 39 off 23 deliveries in the second T20I against the ICC World XI at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, smashing three sixes and one four to become Pakistan’s top run scorer.

However, Wednesday’s innings was Malik’s 82nd, raising his total runs tally in T20 internationals to 1,702 runs, 12 more than Umar Akmal.Malik is also the only Pakistani to score 7,000 runs in T20 matches. With 7,069 runs in T20 cricket, he is at seventh place in the list of all-time top scorers in the shortest format of the game.The world record of highest score in T20 cricket has former Kiwi skipper Brendon McCullum who scored 2140 runs while Sri Lankan former opener Tillakaratne Dilshan on second position with 1879-runs, Indian captain Virat Kohli on third position with 1830-runs, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill on fourth with 1806-runs and Afghanistan’s Muhammad Shahzad is the fifth best T20 batsman with 1779-runs.

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