When Shoaib Malik came to bat, Pakistan had elected to bat first and had scored 112 runs for the cost of three wickets. The all-rounder batter established a new record for the quickest 50 in cricket by scoring it in only 18 deliveries.
He shattered the previous mark held by Nida Dar, a Pakistani women’s cricketer who struck Pakistan’s quickest 50 off 20 balls in a match against South Africa in 2019.
Shoaib’s final two overs were particularly impressive, propelling his side to a 189-run total against Scotland at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Throughout the match, he hit one 4 and six 6s.
Sania Mirza and son Izhaan Mirza-Malk cheered for the batter every time he hit a six.