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PAKvENG: Babar, Rizwan rewrite T20I record books

07:10 PM | 17 Jul, 2021
PAKvENG: Babar, Rizwan rewrite T20I record books

KARACHI – After a major blow in the One-day International (ODI) series against England, Pakistani captain Babar Azam along with star player Mohammad Rizwan broke multiple records including the highest ever T20I team total by Green Shirts.

Highest-ever total by Pakistan in T20

In the first victory of their 2021 tour following a 3-0 reverse, Azam made 85 and shared an opening stand of 150 with Mohammad Rizwan in a national record T20 total of 232-6.

Fakhar Zaman, 26 off 8, and Mohammad Hafeez, 24 off 10, provided the perfect flourish with their 46-run partnership off just 16 deliveries to guide Pakistan to a record total.

Most T20 runs in a calendar year

Right-handed batsman Rizwan, with his 63, took his total T20I runs tally for the ongoing calendar year to 593 runs to surpass the record of Fakhar Zaman. Earlier in 2018, Fakhar set the record with 576 runs.

Meanwhile, it’s not the end here as there’s a number of T20I scheduled in 2021 for Pakistan and that comes with a chance to break the Paul Stirling record who scored 748 runs back in 2019.

Century partnership

In another record, the 26-year-old captain for the 10th time scored a 100 plus in a T20I game - the most century stands for any Pakistani batsman. He also stands second in the world.

Babar and Rizwan have batted together 12 times and share 670 runs together. The batting pair of Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal added 797 in 24 innings together, while Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shahzad have 741 runs in 21 innings as batting partners.

Only two pairs in the world - Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma and Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson have more century stands than Babar and Rizwan. The Indian and Kiwi pair scored four century stands apiece to their credit.

Babar rushes past Kohli's record

The 85 of Pakistani captain was his 20th score of 50 or more in a T20I inning and the tally also includes a century. Besides all feathers in his cap, Babar reached this landmark in the 53rd inning of his career while no other batsman has achieved this feat this quick since their debut.

Indian Captain had 18 scores of fifty or more and accumulated 1983 runs as compared to Babar’s 2120 runs after 53 innings.

Fifth pair of father and son playing for team Pakistan

The son of former Pakistani skipper Azam Khan made his international cricket debut and the duo has become the fifth father-son to represent Pakistan.

Meanwhile, there are four other pairs who played together for Pakistan. The list includes Hanif Mohammad - Shoaib Mohammad, Nazar Mohammad - Mudassar Nazar, Majid Khan - Bazid Khan, and Abdul Qadir - Usman Qadir.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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