KARACHI: Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan became the first wicketkeeper to score a century in the T20 on Thursday. He is also the second wicket-keeper-batsman in the world to score 100 runs in all three formats of international cricket.
The 28-year-old scored 104 for 64 against South Africa in Lahore.
Rizwan’s innings included seven sixes, the most by a Pakistani batsman in T20I. Earlier, the record was Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad, both hit six sixes in an innings on different occasions.
Sarfraz Ahmed, also Pakistani wicket-keeper who had earlier scored 89 * against Scotland in Edinburgh in 2018.
He is the first Pakistani wicketkeeper after Rizwan Ahmed Shehzad and the second cricketer to post three figures of T20 score against his name.
After Brendon McCullum, who has scored centuries in all three formats, he is the second wicketkeeper-batsman in the world to score a century in all three formats. Overall, he is the 5th wicket-keeper batsman in the world to score a T20 century.
The batsman has eight scores of 50 or more in all three formats in international cricket since January 2020. Which is currently the most by any wicket-keeper-batsman in the world.