Shoaib Malik scored the fastest half-century by a Pakistani in T20i

All-rounder Shoaib Malik holds the record for the fastest half-century for Pakistan in T20 cricket.

Shoaib Malik completed his half-century off just 18 balls against Scotland at the Sharjah Cricket Ground.

Shoaib Malik hit six sixes and a four in his innings.

Earlier, Umar Akmal had the record for the fastest half-century by Pakistan.

Umar Akmal scored a half-century off 21 balls against Australia at Egbiston.

It should be noted that Shoaib Malik has twice scored a half-century off 23 balls in T20 Internationals.

He first performed against Scotland in 2017 and the second time against Sri Lanka in 2018.