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Pakistan becomes the first T20I team to successfully chase down a 200-run target without losing a wicket

Pakistan's Shadab Khan, center without cap, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Afghanistan's Najibullah Zadran during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Dubai, UAE, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

In the history of Twenty20 Internationals, the Pakistan cricket team became the first team to successfully chase a target of 200 or more without losing a wicket on Thursday.

In the second Twenty20 International against England, Pakistan’s opener Babar Azam made a century and Rizwan blasted an unbeaten 88 to assist the team reach the 200-run goal without losing a wicket.

Additionally, this is the highest successful run chase in T20Is by any side without losing a single wicket.

It’s interesting to note that Pakistan also played in the previous T20I record-holder for the highest successful chase, which was achieved in 2016 at Hamilton when New Zealand chased 169 without losing a single wicket.

It’s also important to note that Pakistan is the only side to have successfully chased down a target of 150 or more on two separate occasions without losing a single wicket.

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.

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