PAK vs AUS: Rizwan becomes first batter to smash 1000 T20I runs in a calendar year

PAK vs AUS, T20 World Cup 2021 semifinal: Rizwan's stellar 2021 season has seen him rack up a century and nine-half centuries

Rizwan also holds the record for most runs in a calendar year in all T20s, a feat he achieved last Sunday where he went past Chris Gayle's tally of 1665 runs.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan became the first batter to record 1000 T20I runs in a calendar year during the T20 World Cup 2021 semifinal against Australia in Dubai on Thursday.

Rizwan crossed the mark with a six off Adam Zampa in the 12th over of the Pakistan innings.

Rizwan's stellar year at the top of the order has seen him rack up a hundred and 10 half centuries in just 20 innings at an average above 90 alongside a strike rate of 135+.

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Rizwan also holds the record for most runs in a calendar year in all T20s, a feat he achieved last Sunday where he went past Chris Gayle's tally of 1665 runs.

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Rizwan's opening partner and Pakistan skipper is second on the list of most T20I runs in a year, achieving the same this year with  787+ runs to his tally so far.

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