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Rizwan Sets New Record for Most Runs in Bilateral T20I Series

The Pakistani wicket-keeper, Mohammad Rizwan, scored another half-century in the fifth match in the 7-match T20I series with England at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, aiding his team to an impressive win.

The top-of-the-line opener scored 63 runs from 46 balls, which included three maximums and two boundaries which allowed players from the Men in Green to post the target of 145 on the scoreboard. This was his fourth half-century in the series.

The 30-year-old also broke a new record for the most runs during every international T20I series, beating South African wicket-keeper batter, Quinton de Kock, who recorded 255 runs, which included five half-centuries.

Two games remain of the historical series against England, Rizwan, who was awarded player of 5th game has scored 315 runs , with an average 78.76 and an average of 140.62.

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Here’s a list of the top runs in an bilateral T20I series:

Mohammad RizwanPakistan3155
Quinton de KockSouth Africa2555
Paul Stirling Ireland2345
Virat KohliIndia2315
KL RahulIndia2245

It is worth mentioning this the fact that de Kock did it in an all-match series, while the highest number of runs during the bilateral women’s series was recorded from Serbia’s Leslie Dunbar (284) in four innings against Bulgaria in 2022.

In the earlier part of the game, Rizwan surpassed England’s wicket-keeper batter, Jos Buttler, for the highest score of 50+ in T20Is. He also became the second fastest player to score 2,000 runs in the most compact form of cricket.

The fast-moving opener has been ranked as the most highly ranked player in this format, following an impressive performance at the just concluded Asia Cup 2022 and the ongoing T20I series against England.


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