Shoaib Malik now holds the national record for fastest half-century in T20 Internationals.
Batting first against Scotland during the ICC T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan scored 189 runs in the allotted 20 overs thanks to Shoaib Malik’s aggressive innings.
Shoaib Malik scored 54 off 18 balls with a strike rate of 300 which included 6 sixes and a four. 3 sixes and a four came in the last over of Pakistan’s innings.
Shoaib Malik completed his first half-century in the event as well as the national record for the fastest half-century in T20 Internationals. Earlier, Umar Akmal had scored a half-century off 21 balls against Australia in 2010. The record for the second fastest half-century is also held by Umar Akmal, which he achieved by scoring a fifty off 22 balls against New Zealand in 2016.
On the other hand, Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh holds the record for the fastest half-century in the T20 International, which he made in 2007 against England off just 12 balls.