Rizwan Sets Unwanted Record with Slowest T20 World Cup Fifty

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With 15 balls remaining and three wickets to spare, Pakistan reached their target of 107 thanks to a crucial half-century by Rizwan.

With three boundaries and a six in as many deliveries, the right-handed batter scored an undefeated 53. In the current competition, this was the first half-century scored by a hitter from Pakistan.

But Rizwan’s fifty-two balls to reach his half-century was the slowest in T20 World Cup history.

David Miller of South Africa previously held the record when he recently played the Netherlands at the same location and scored a half-century in 50 balls.

Saim Ayub (6) and Rizwan opened the innings for Pakistan, but they were unable to give the Green Shirts a good start when the latter fell in the fifth over with just 20 runs scored.

After that, skipper Babar Azam met Rizwan in the middle, and the two of them bravely led the run chase. Before Babar was bowled out by Dilon Heyliger in the fifteenth over, they had put on 63 runs for the second wicket. One boundary and a six let him score 33 runs at run-a-ball.

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Fakhar Zaman and Muhammad Rizwan had a brief partnership, but Zaman only managed four runs before he was bowled out on the second delivery of the eighteenth over, needing just three more to win.

The winning runs for Pakistan were then scored by Usman Khan when

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