Shoaib Malik Reaches A Great Milestone In T20 Career

Shoaib Malik Reaches A Great Milestone In T20 Career

Shoaib Malik, T20 World Cup 2020
Shoaib Malik (Image Credit: PCB)

On Sunday (6th October), the veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik reached a great milestone in his T20 career. The 37-year-old became the fourth batsman to score 9,000+ T20 runs.

The veteran Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik is currently busy in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League 2019 (CPL 2019). He is playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors who have secured their place for the final spot of CPL 2019 on the last night.

It was the Qualifier 1 match of CPL 2019 between the top two teams of the final points table. Points table leader Guyana Amazon Warriors, who won all their league stage matches in CPL 2019, faced second-positioned team Barbados Tridents on last Sunday night. While Shoaib Malik-led Warriors scored 218/3 (20 overs) at first batting, Tridents managed to reply with 188/8 (20 overs). Warriors won the match by 30 runs and qualified for the final. The in-form Warriors are now desperate to win their maiden CPL trophy.

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During that Qualifier 1 match, Warriors opener Brandon King (132*) registered the highest individual score in CPL history. Meanwhile, their skipper Shoaib Malik was the second-highest run-scorer in that innings as he scored 32 runs off 19 balls (3 sixes).

T20 career, Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik (Image Credit: Google)

Shoaib Malik reached the 9,000 runs mark in T20 career when he scored 18 runs in Qualifier 1 of CPL 2019

During that innings, Malik reached the 9,000 runs milestone in his T20 career. Before that game, the versatile right-handed batsman was 18 runs away from his 9,000 T20 runs. On Sunday night, he became the first Pakistan cricketer and fourth overall batsman to score 9,000+ runs in T20 career.

T20 career, Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik (Image Credit: Google)

Batsmen who have scored 9,000 or more runs in T20 career 

Player Matches (Innings) Runs scored Highest score Average Strike-rate 100s/50s
Chris Gayle 394 (386) 13,051 175* 38.61 147.18 22/80
Brendon McCullum 370 (364) 9,922 158* 29.97 136.49 7/55
Kieron Pollard 489 (442) 9,757 104 30.77 150.20 1/48
Shoaib Malik 356 (335) 9,014 95* 37.40 125.15 0/63

It was the 356th T20 match for Shoaib Malik. After this match, Malik has scored 9,014 runs (average 37.40) and also taken 142 wickets in T20 career. During the Qualifier 1 of CPL 2019, Malik also took one wicket as the off-spinner had the bowling figures of 2-0-13-1.

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Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik has played 111 T20Is where he has scored 2,263 runs (average 30.58) and also taken 28 wickets.