Babar Azam Creates A New Record, Leaves Amla and Kohli Behind

Babar Azam Creates A New Record, Leaves Amla and Kohli Behind

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01 Apr 2022
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Pakistan beat Australia by six wickets in the second ODI to level the three-match series 1-1. The hosts successfully chased down Australia’s target of 348 runs on Thursday. Pakistan captain Babar Azam scored his 15th ODI century.

Every match Babar Azam plays, he touches a milestone or creates a record. In the previous match, he became the fastest batsman in ODIs to score 4000 runs.

During this match, he played a magnificent innings to lead Pakistan to victory. Also, Babar became the fastest cricketer to score 15 ODI centuries. He has overtaken Hashim Amla of South Africa and Virat Kohli of India in this matter. He achieved this feat in 83 innings while Amla and Virat achieved this figure in 86 and 106 innings respectively.

Babar Azam broke the 32-year-old record of former Pakistani captain Imran Khan during his innings. Babar Azam is the only Pakistani captain to play a centurion innings against Australia in ODI cricket. He scored 114 while Imran Khan scored 82 in Brisbane in 1990.

Babar Azam scored his fourth century in ODIs as a captain. He has now become the player to score the most centuries as captain for Pakistan in ODIs. In this case he broke Azhar Ali’s record. Ali had scored three centuries while leading Pakistan in ODIs.

Babar Azam Shows Masterclass To Guide Pakistan To Highest Run Chase Against Australia 

Pakistan successfully chased down Australia’s target of 348 runs in the match played in Lahore. They hunted down the target in 49 overs for the loss of four wickets. This was Pakistan’s highest successful run chase in ODI cricket so far.

Currently, Babar Azam has scored 4156 runs in 83 ODI innings. He has a phenomenal average of 57.72 which is best in the Pakistan cricket team. Critics raised a number of questions about his strike rate in the last match and he has silenced them all with 130 strike rate. Now, he has a strike rate of 90 in ODI cricket.

Another young talent following his records is Imam-ul-Haq. He has scored 2 consecutive centuries averaging over 50. Pakistan now has a team of match winners and heavy hitters. The Third match of the ODI series will be an exciting one.

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