Despite being surrounded by a lot of concerns installed with Babar Azam getting the T20I captaincy, the Pakistani run machine continues to fly high in this format of the game. Building upon his impressive batting outing in Sydney, Canberra proved yet another day at the office for him.
The Lahore born never got any support from the other end as wickets kept tumbling. Nevertheless, he kept his cool to score his 12th T20 half-century in only his 35th innings, thus leading Pakistan from the front.
In a catchy knock of 50 runs, Babar portrayed his effective range of strokes against both pace and spin to register 6 fours.
However, it didn’t end well for him as Pakistan was beaten in the second of the three-game T20I against Australia. Batting first, Pakistan’s stop-start progress allowed them to post only 150 runs on the board, which was gunned with ease by the Kangaroos.
Thanks to the batting contribution of the star batsman Steve Smith, Australia now leads the series 1-0 with only one game to go.