Aakash Saini ∙ Sep 30 2022, 2:00 AM

Mohammad Rizwan scales new height in T20Is after number 1 ranking

image-l8nnntqtMohammad Rizwan in action in fifth T20I

Mohammad Rizwan starred in Pakistan’s thrilling six-run win over England in the fifth T20I. The win elevated the ‘Men in Green’ to a 3-2 lead in the seven-match series.

Rizwan top-scored for his side with 63 in the match, and anchored the team’s total to a respectable 145. Notably, the cricketer’s knock marked his fourth half-century of the series, and took his series tally past the 300-run mark.

Highlights from Rizwan’s 63, watch video

Rizwan first to score 300-plus runs in a bilateral series

Pakistan’s ongoing contests against England is the first instance of a seven-match T20I competition between member nations.

Rizwan has piled up 315 runs in the five matches so far, with four half-centuries to his name. He has now become the first player in history to aggregate over 300 runs in a bilateral series, and also the first batsman to notch up four fifty-plus scores.

The wicketkeeper went past Quinton de Kock’s record of 255 runs during South Africa’s 2021 series against West Indies. The left-hander went past the 50-run mark on three occasions during the same.

Rizwan now has a chance to extend his record and widen the gap even further. He will now represent Pakistan in the remaining two matches of the series as his side aims for a win in the seven-match rubber.

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