PAK vs SA 1st T20: Mohammad Rizwan breaks 5 records with maiden T20 century- Check out – Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan put up a record-breaking performance in the first T20I between hosts Pakistan and South Africa at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Thursday.
The 28-year-old batsman smashed a 64-ball 104, helping his side post a decent total. But in the process, he smashed records after records. He became the only second Pakistani player to score a ton in T20Is. Ahmed Shehzad is the only other Pakistani cricketer to score a century in T20 internationals. He smashed an unbeaten 111 against Bangladesh in 2014.
However, for Rizwan, this wasn’t the only record. He became the first Pakistani wicketkeeper to score a century in T20 international and his 104 was also the highest score by a Pakistani wicketkeeper in T20Is.
Apart from that, he became the only wicketkeeper-batsman from the country to score centuries across all three formats — Test, ODI and T20I. Last week, Rizwan slammed his maiden Test ton in the second Test against South Africa.
But that’s not it. Rizwan also became the only Pakistani batsman to hit 7 sixes in a T20 innings. Thanks to his solo effort, Pakistan posted 169/6 in 20 overs, batting first.
PAK vs SA 1st T20: Records that Rizwan broke and set:
- He is the first Pakistani WK-batsman to score a T20I ton
- Rizwan’s 104 is the highest T20I score for a Pakistani WK-batsman
- It was only second T20I century by any Pakistani cricketer
- Rizwan’s seven sixes against South Africa was the highest number of sixers by any Pakistani batsman in T20Is
- Rizwan became the only Pakistani WK-batsman to score a century across all three formats