Shoaib Malik on Sunday slammed the fastest-ever half-century for Pakistan in the history of the ICC T20 World Cup. His innings was laced with six sixes and a boundary. The right-handed batter scored unbeaten 54 off 18 deliveries to help Pakistan post 189 for 4 in 20 overs against Scotland.
He came out to bat in the 16th over when the Men in Green were 112 for 3. He not only shared a 30-run stand with captain Babar Azam (66) for the fourth wicket and then after the bowlers. As Malik completed his 9th T20I fifty with a massive six, his wife and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza stood up to applaud from the stands.
He also equalled the record of fastest fifty in a T20 World Cup. Earlier, KL Rahul has slammed a fifty in 18 balls against Scotland in the ongoing tournament.
In reply, Scotland managed just 117 for 6 and Pakistan won the final Super 12 game by 72 runs.
54runs||| 18 balls||| 6 sixes…
Shoaib Malik has hit sixes in every match in which Sania Mirza has been present.
Mashaallah Shoaib Malik has presented a great game. Shoaib Malik seems to be playing outclass like this after a long time.#shoaibmalik#malik #PAKvsSCO pic.twitter.com/OJyps55bsi
— رباحہ ثمال عمیس صدیقی (@RsimalaS) November 7, 2021