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Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam holds the record for the most 50+ scores in T20Is

Babar Azam has registered 39 fifty-plus scores in T20Is since making his international debut against England in September 2016.

The Lahore-born cricketer surpassed Virat Kohli for the most 50+ scores in T20Is after he slammed a match-winning fifty against Ireland in a series-deciding game at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin.

Chasing 179, Babar Azam scored 75 off just 42 balls to help Pakistan chase down the target in just 17 overs. His scintillating knock guided Pakistan to a 2-1 series win over Ireland in the three-match T20I series.

Previously, former India captain Virat Kohli held the record for the most 50+ scores in T20Is. Kohli has 38 fifty-plus scores in T20 internationals in his illustrious career. 

The likes of Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Rizwan, David Warner, KL Rahul, Paul Stirling and Jos Buttler are some of the other cricketers to feature in the list of most 50+ scores in T20Is.

Know players with most 50+ scores in T20Is.

Most 50+ scores in T20Is

Player

Span

Matches

100s

50s

50+ scores

Babar Azam

2016-2024

117

3

36

39

Virat Kohli

2010-2024

117

1

37

38

Rohit Sharma

2007-2024

151

5

29

34

Mohammad Rizwan

2015-2024

96

1

28

29

David Warner

2009-2024

103

1

26

27

KL Rahul

2016-2022

72

2

22

24

Paul Stirling

2009-2024

139

1

23

24

Jos Buttler

2011-2023

114

1

22

23

Martin Guptill

2009-2022

122

2

20

22

Suryakumar Yadav

2021-2023

60

4

17

21

Babar Azam

Pakistan talisman Babar Azam currently tops the list of the most 50+ scores in T20Is. The stylish right-handed batter has scored 36 fifties in the T20I format. Babar has also slammed three centuries in T20I cricket. Overall, the Pakistan’s T20I captain has registered 39 fifty-plus scores in 117 matches in cricket’s shortest format.

Virat Kohli

India’s Virat Kohli features second on the list of the most 50+ scores in T20Is. The swashbuckling batter has hit 37 half-centuries in T20 internationals. Kohli has also hammered a T20I hundred against Afghanistan in an Asia Cup clash in Dubai in 2022. The former India skipper has recorded 38 fifty-plus scores so far. 

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is third on the list of the most 50+ scores in T20Is. Since making his T20I debut against England in 2007, Rohit has scored 29 fifties in cricket’s shortest format. The flamboyant opening batter also has the record for the most centuries in T20I cricket with Australia’s Glenn Maxwell. Both have smashed five T20I centuries till date. Overall, Rohit has registered 34 fifty-plus scores in 151 matches in T20I cricket.

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