New Delhi: In the last match of the three-match T20 series played between Pakistan and England, the visiting team won. Pakistan’s most senior batsman Mohammad Hafeez contributed to this victory.
In this match, Pakistan team was invited to bat by winning the toss and England, batting first, made a big score of 190 for 4 in 20 overs with the help of Mohammad Hafeez and Haider Ali’s half-centuries. In response, England was able to score 185 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs and Pakistan won by 5 runs. With this, the T20 series was drawn 1–1 and under the captaincy of Babar Azam, the team got their first win on this tour in England. The Pakistan team concluded the tour with a win.
Mohd Hafeez scored T20I’s best score at the age of 39 years 320 days
The praise for Mohd Hafiz is less. The way he is performing in T20 cricket at this age is worthy of praise. In the second T20 match, he played a half-century for the team and once again in the third match, he scored an unbeaten 86 runs for the team with the help of 4 fours and 6 sixes in 52 balls. His strike rate was 165.38. Hafeez played the best innings of his T20 International cricket career at the age of 39 years and 320 days, scoring 86 not out.
Sanath Jayasuriya is the only batsman in the history of T20 cricket to have a record of playing more than 75 runs in an innings more than Hafeez. Jayasuriya had scored 81 runs at the 2009 T20 World Cup at the age of 39 years 345 days. Not only this, but Hafeez has also scored 50 or more four times in T20 International cricket for Pakistan after the age of 38 years. Mohd Hafeez was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ as well as ‘Player of the Series’ for his excellent innings.