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Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez becomes driving T20I run-scorer in 2020

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  • Hafeez smashed 20 sixes and 36 fours during 2020
  • Hafeez driving T20I run scorer
  • Just 12 runs short to break Shoaib Malik’s unsurpassed score

KARACHI: Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistan cricket crew’s senior all-rounder, finished the schedule year 2020 as the main run-scorer in Twenty20 Internationals with 415 hurries to his credit.

Hafeez outperformed Indian cricketer KL Rahul by only 11 runs when he scored 41 against New Zealand in the third T20I on Tuesday in Napier.

Read our match report for third T20I among Pakistan and New Zealand

The all-rounder is the principal Pakistani since 2013 to complete the year as a main T20I scorer. In those days, Ahmed Shahzad had scored 347 hurries to lead the outlines. In 2017, Babar Azam approached yet West Indies player Evin Lewis was ahead with five additional runs.

Overall, Hafeez has amassed 1,005 stumbles into all types of T20 cricket including associations and worldwide cricket and is among five batsmen to score more than 1,000 T20 runs this year.

Three of those five batsmen are from Pakistan.

Mohammad Hafeez in New Zealand versus Pakistan. Photograph: AFP

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The 40-year-old previous captain’s batting normal remained over 83 – second best in the year by any batsmen playing at any rate five innings.

Hafeez crushed four half-hundreds of years. No player has scored multiple fifties in the year. The all-rounder crushed 20 sixes and 36 fours consistently – Kamran Khan of Qatar and Quinton de Kock of South Africa scored 22 and 21 sixes while Dawid Malan hit 46 fours.

With 2323 worldwide T20 runs, Mohammad Hafeez is only 12 runs behind Shoaib Malik who is Pakistan’s unequaled driving T20I runs scorers.

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