Who is “More Important” in Babar Azam-Mohammed Rizwan Partnership? Former India batsman answers
Openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan shared a record partnership as Pakistan beat England in the second match of the seven-match T20I series at the National Stadium in Karachi on Thursday. Babar scored an unbeaten 110 off 66 balls while chasing Pakistan, while Rizwan scored an unbeaten 88 off just 51 balls. Chasing the target of 200 runs, Babar and Rizwan took home with three balls to spare. While Rizwan has been in excellent form for the team, there was a slight decline in Babar’s form during the Asia Cup.
However, the Pakistan captain silenced his critics and helped his team level the seven-match series 1-1.
Analyzing Pakistan’s run-chase, former India batsman Aakash Chopra said that while Babar can be more efficient than his opening partner, Rizwan is more important as far as his partnership is concerned. .
“Looking at the highlights of last night’s scintillating run-chase by Pak… while there is no argument about who is more efficient between Babar and Rizwan, I strongly feel that it is the latter that is their partnership. More important in me. Especially in PP overs. Thoughts/comments welcome,” Chopra tweeted.
Looking at the highlights of last night’s scintillating run-chase by Pak… although there is no argument about who is more efficient between Babar and Rizwan, I strongly feel that it is the latter who is in their partnership. is more important. Especially in PP overs. Thoughts/comments welcome
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 23, 2022
Notably, it was Rizwan who played the role of the attacker early in the innings, with Babar starting cautiously.
However, after completing his fifty, Babar picked up the pace with his effortless power-hitting.
Talking about the match on Thursday, Moeen Ali’s unbeaten 55 and Ben Duckett’s 43 helped England to 199/5 in 20 overs. In reply, Pakistan reached home with 3 balls to spare.
Meanwhile, the win broke a run of three consecutive defeats for Pakistan which was extended by the Asia Cup.
The third T20 match of the seven-match series will be played between Pakistan and England on Friday.
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