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Shoaib Malik becomes first Pakistani batsman to smash 1,000 fours in T20

11:23 AM | 4 Dec, 2023
Shoaib Malik becomes first Pakistani batsman to smash 1,000 fours in T20

KARACHI – Pakistan’s veteran batsman Shoaib Malik notched up another milestone on Sunday, becoming the first Pakistani cricketer to smash 1,000 fours in the T20 format.

In an ongoing National T20 Cup clash between Sialkot and Rawalpindi regions at the UBL Sports Complex in Karachi, Malik achieved this historic feat, marking a unique milestone in his T20 career spanning 446 international matches.

In an impressive display, Malik became Pakistan’s first batter to accumulate 1,000 fours in T20 cricket across 482 innings, placing himself among an elite group of only eight players worldwide to achieve this feat.

He further solidified his T20 prowess by also crossing the mark of 400 sixes, establishing himself as the lone Pakistani to achieve this distinction.

As the captain of Sialkot in the National T20 Cup, the right-handed batsman showcased his skill with a brilliant 84 off 56 balls, including 10 boundaries, setting a challenging target of 164 runs.

However, despite Malik’s remarkable performance, Rawalpindi managed to chase down the target in 18.4 overs, outperforming Sialkot with eight balls to spare.

Malik, aiming to surpass Chris Gayle’s record for the most runs in T20 cricket, remains only 1,719 runs away from making history, boasting 12,843 runs in 482 innings, while Gayle stands at 14,562 runs in 455 innings.

Renowned for his dedication to fitness, Malik’s enduring presence in Pakistan cricket since his debut against West Indies in October 1999 speaks volumes about his longevity in the sport.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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