Captain’s fifties in losing cause in Twenty20 Internationals

Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s 50 against Australia at Canberra on 05.11.19 was in a losing cause to provide the 68th occasion of a captain’s fifty in a losing cause in the history of Twenty20 Internationals. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 GC Smith 61 1 RSA NZl Johannesburg 21 Oct 2005
2 PD Collingwood 79 2 Eng Win The Oval 28 Jun 2007
3 CH Gayle 61 1 Win Eng The Oval 29 Jun 2007
4 RT Ponting 76 1 Aus Ind Mumbai (BS) 20 Oct 2007
5 TM Dilshan 61 1 Srl Ind Colombo (RPS) 10 Feb 2009
6 BB McCullum 57 2 NZl RSA Lord’s 09 Jun 2009
7 Younis Khan 50 2 Pak Srl Lord’s 12 Jun 2009
8 CH Gayle 63* 2 Win Srl The Oval 19 Jun 2009
9 KC Sangakkara 64* 1 Srl Pak Lord’s 21 Jun 2009
10 KC Sangakkara 69 2 Srl NZl Colombo (RPS) 04 Sep 2009
11 KC Sangakkara 59 1 Srl Ind Mohali 12 Dec 2009
12 A Bagai 53 1 Can Afg Colombo (SSC) 04 Feb 2010
13 BRM Taylor 50* 1 Zim NZl Harare 15 Oct 2011
14 BRM Taylor 75* 1 Zim NZl Hamilton 14 Feb 2012
15 CO Obuya 50 2 Ken Sco ICCA Dubai 13 Mar 2012
16 KJ Coetzer 62 2 Sco Ire Dubai (DSC) 18 Mar 2012
17 GJ Bailey 63 2 Aus Win Colombo (RPS) 05 Oct 2012
18 F du Plessis 63 1 RSA NZl East London 23 Dec 2012
19 Mohammad Hafeez 55 2 Pak Ind Ahmedabad 28 Dec 2012
20 MR Swart 89 1 Net Ken Windhoek 19 Apr 2013
21 F du Plessis 85 1 RSA Srl Hambantota 06 Aug 2013
22 Mushfiqur Rahim 50 2 Ban NZl Dhaka 06 Nov 2013
23 A Bagai 67* 2 Can Ire Abu Dhabi 16 Nov 2013
24 BRM Taylor 59 1 Zim Ire Sylhet 17 Mar 2014
25 F du Plessis 58 1 RSA Ind Dhaka 04 Apr 2014
26 F du Plessis 119 1 RSA Win Johannesburg 11 Jan 2015
27 E Chigumbura 54 1 Zim Pak Lahore 22 May 2015
28 PL Mommsen 68* 2 Sco Net Edinburgh 11 Jul 2015
29 WTS Porterfield 57* 1 Ire PNG Belfast 15 Jul 2015
30 SPD Smith 90 2 Aus Eng Cardiff 31 Aug 2015
31 Asghar Afghan 51 1 Afg HKG Abu Dhabi 28 Nov 2015
32 KS Williamson 70 2 NZl Pak Auckland 15 Jan 2016
33 AJ Finch 74 2 Aus Ind Melbourne 29 Jan 2016
34 Tanwir Afzal 56 2 HKG Sco Mong Kok 31 Jan 2016
35 SR Watson 124* 1 Aus Ind Sydney 31 Jan 2016
36 PL Mommsen 56 2 Sco UAE ICCA Dubai 04 Feb 2016
37 WTS Porterfield 72 2 Ire UAE Abu Dhabi 16 Feb 2016
38 LD Chandimal 58 1 Srl Pak Dhaka 04 Mar 2016
39 F du Plessis 79 1 RSA Aus Johannesburg 06 Mar 2016
40 Asghar Afghan 62 1 Afg Srl Kolkata 17 Mar 2016
41 AD Mathews 73* 2 Srl Eng Delhi 26 Mar 2016
42 LD Chandimal 58 2 Srl Aus Pallekele 06 Sep 2016
43 Rohan Mustafa 58 2 UAE Afg ICCA Dubai 18 Dec 2016
44 AB de Villiers 65* 1 RSA Eng Southampton 21 Jun 2017
45 V Kohli 65 2 Ind NZl Rajkot 04 Nov 2017
46 JP Duminy 55 2 RSA Ind Cape Town 24 Feb 2018
47 NLTC Perera 58 1 Srl Ban Colombo (RPS) 16 Mar 2018
48 AJ Finch 84 2 Aus Eng Birmingham 27 Jun 2018
49 NLTC Perera 57 2 Srl Eng Colombo (RPS) 27 Oct 2018
50 KS Williamson 60 2 NZl Pak Dubai (DSC) 04 Nov 2018
51 Shakib Al Hasan 61 1 Ban Win Sylhet 17 Dec 2018
52 PR Stirling 56 1 Ire Sco Al Amerat 15 Feb 2019
53 PR Stirling 91 2 Ire Afg Dehradun 23 Feb 2019
54 V Kohli 72* 1 Ind Aus Bengaluru 27 Feb 2019
55 J Butler 65* 1 Gue Jer Castel 15 Jun 2019
56 DP Michael 55* 2 Sam Van Apia (No 3) 12 Jul 2019
57 NG Collins 53 2 Fin Den Brondby 13 Jul 2019
58 Muhammad Kashif 51 2 Kuw Mal Singapore 22 Jul 2019
59 NG Collins 56 1 Fin Spa Kerava 18 Aug 2019
60 K Motlhanka 59 2 Bots Nam Windhoek 20 Aug 2019
61 PM Seelaar 96* 2 Net Sco Dublin (Malahide) 16 Sep 2019
62 Q de Kock 52 1 RSA Ind Mohali 18 Sep 2019
63 RD Berrington 76 2 Sco Ire Dublin (Malahide) 20 Sep 2019
64 TH David 64* 1 SGP Nep Singapore 28 Sep 2019
65 SC Williams 66 2 Zim Sin Singapore 29 Sep 2019
66 Zeeshan Maqsood 56 2 Oman Jer Abu Dhabi 27 Oct 2019
67 MG Erasmus 51 2 Nam Ire Dubai (DSC) 02 Nov 2019
68 Babar Azam 50 1 Pak Aus Canberra 05 Nov 2019


It also provides the third occasion of a Pakistan captain’s fifty in a losing cause in a T20I. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Younis Khan 50 2 Pak Srl Lord’s 12 Jun 2009
2 Mohammad Hafeez 55 2 Pak Ind Ahmedabad 28 Dec 2012
3 Babar Azam 50 1 Pak Aus Canberra 05 Nov 2019

It also provides the fourth occasion of a captain’s fifty in a losing cause in a T20I against Australia. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 F du Plessis 79 1 RSA Aus Johannesburg 06 Mar 2016
2 LD Chandimal 58 2 Srl Aus Pallekele 06 Sep 2016
3 V Kohli 72* 1 Ind Aus Bengaluru 27 Feb 2019
4 Babar Azam 50 1 Pak Aus Canberra 05 Nov 2019

F du Plessis of South Africa {05}, BRM Taylor of Zimbabwe {03} and KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka {03} are the three captains in the history of T20Is to witness three or more fifties in a losing cause. The following table lists the fifties by these three batsmen’s fifties in a losing cause

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 F du Plessis 63 1 RSA NZl East London 23 Dec 2012
2 F du Plessis 85 1 RSA Srl Hambantota 06 Aug 2013
3 F du Plessis 58 1 RSA Ind Dhaka 04 Apr 2014
4 F du Plessis 119 1 RSA Win Johannesburg 11 Jan 2015
5 F du Plessis 79 1 RSA Aus Johannesburg 06 Mar 2016
               
1 BRM Taylor 50* 1 Zim NZl Harare 15 Oct 2011
2 BRM Taylor 75* 1 Zim NZl Hamilton 14 Feb 2012
3 BRM Taylor 59 1 Zim Ire Sylhet 17 Mar 2014
               
1 KC Sangakkara 64* 1 Srl Pak Lord’s 21 Jun 2009
2 KC Sangakkara 69 2 Srl NZl Colombo (RPS) 04 Sep 2009
3 KC Sangakkara 59 1 Srl Ind Mohali 12 Dec 2009
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