Babar Azam sets new captaincy record in T20Is as Pakistan triumphs over Ireland

May 13, 2024

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Pakistan’s Babar Azam etched his name in the annals of cricket history as he led his team to victory against Ireland in the second T20I at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin. With this win, Azam surpassed all previous records to become the captain with the most wins in men’s T20 internationals.

Pakistan’s resounding win over Ireland

Asked to bat first, Ireland posted a formidable total of 193/7 in their allotted 20 overs, thanks to impressive performances from Lorcan Tucker (51 runs) and Harry Tector (32 runs). However, Pakistan’s bowlers, led by Shaheen Afridi with 3 wickets and Abbas Afridi with 2 wickets, restricted Ireland’s scoring opportunities.

In response, Pakistan chased down the target with ease, reaching 195/3 in just 16.5 overs. Fakhar Zaman‘s explosive knock of 78 runs and Mohammad Rizwan‘s unbeaten 75 runs propelled Pakistan to victory by 7 wickets.

Also READ: Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman headline series-leveling win for Pakistan vs Ireland in 2nd T20I

Babar Azam achieves a record feat as captain

The historic win for Pakistan also marked a milestone for Babar Azam, who now holds the record for the most wins as captain in men’s T20 internationals, with an impressive tally of 45 victories.

Most wins as captain in Men’s T20Is:

Wins
Captain
Country

45
Babar Azam
Pakistan

44
Brian Masaba
Uganda

42
Eoin Morgan
England

42
Asghar Afghan
Afghanistan

41
MS Dhoni
India

41
Rohit Sharma
India

40
Aaron Finch
Australia

With the series now level at 1-1, all eyes are set on the third and final game of the Ireland vs Pakistan T20I leg, scheduled to take place in Dublin on Tuesday.

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