Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof made history on Saturday against New Zealand at Christchurch as she completed 5000 international runs across ODIs and T20s becoming the first Pakistani player to reach the milestone.
Maroof who’s been an integral part of the Pakistan women since 2006 has played 117 one-day Internationals and has scored 2793 runs at an average of 28.5 with 15 half-centuries. She has scored 383 runs against Bangladesh in 10 matches, 376 against South Africa in 21 games, 332 against New Zealand in 11 matches, and many more. She has consistently scored 200+ runs in almost every calendar year since 2014.
During her leadership, Maroof has captained the side in 25 ODIs scoring 761 runs with 5 fifties. She has scored a major portion of her ODI runs away as Pakistan women haven’t played many matches at home. She has scored 206 runs in 4 home games. Whereas, she has scored 2597 runs in 113 matches outside Pakistan.
🇵🇰Bismah Maroof completes 5000 runs in International Cricket, becomes the 1st 🇵🇰Pakistani batter to reach this milestone. #CWC22 #NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/xIkSkwJP51
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Maroof also has a good T20 record as she’s scored 2225 runs in 108 T20 internationals at an average of 27.46 with 11 fifties. She has scored 442 runs against Sri Lanka in 13 matches, 367 runs against Bangladesh in 12 matches, 334 runs against South Africa in 13 matches, and many more.
Maroof had her best run in the T20s in 2018 and 2019 as she scored 323 runs and 459 runs in both those years. She has captained her side in 38 internationals and has scored 877 runs.
Maroof has already achieved a lot in her 16-year career so far. She is definitely considered the Best Player from Pakistan of this generation. With several years left in her career, Maroof will make sure to lead the side from the front and take them to greater heights which they are capable of achieving.
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