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WATCH: Babar Azam breaks Pakistan record in T20 cricket

The 24-year-old is currently the leading run-scorer in the Vitality T20 Blast with 541 runs

PHOTO COURTESY: SOMERSET CRICKET

There is no stopping Pakistan batsman Babar Azam as he became the first Pakistan batsman to score more than 500 runs in a T20 tournament on Saturday.

Opener Ahmed Shehzad previously held the record for scoring most runs by a Pakistan batsman in T20 tournament when he scored 486 runs in the 2012 edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

Azam continued his rich vein of form in the Vitality T20 Blast and played an innings of 63 runs from 42 balls to help Somerset register 25-run victory over Glamorgan on Saturday.

The top-order batsman was adjudged player of the match for his inning, which included seven fours and a six.

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The 24-year-old also completed 4000 T20 career runs during his 115th innings and became the fastest Pakistan batsman, in terms of innings, to reach this milestone.

Azam is currently the leading run-scorer in the Vitality T20 Blast with 541 runs in 11 matches, at an average of 60.11.