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Rizwan becomes first batter to reach 2,000 T20 runs in single calendar year



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Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan became the first batter to score 2,000 men's T20 runs in a single calendar year. He achieved the milestone during the third and final T20I against West Indies in Karachi, which Pakistan won by seven wickets on Thursday.

He achieved the feat during the 11th over of Pakistan's chase. Chasing a target of 208 runs, Pakistan reached 208 for three in 18.5 overs with Rizwan smashing 87 runs off 45 balls. His blistering knock also consisted of 10 fours and three sixes.

In the current calendar year, the opening batsman has managed to score 2,036 runs at an average of 56.55 and a strike rate of a little over 132.

The previous record for most runs scored in a calendar year was held by West Indies batter Chris Gayle 1,665 runs in 2015, who has moved down two spots and been replaced by Rizwan and Babar Azam, who scored 1779 runs in 2021.

Rizwan scored a total of 1,326 runs in T20 international cricket at a massive average of 73.66 and a strike rate of 134.89.