Babar Azam reaches milestone of 14 ODI centuries

Pakistani cricket captain Babar Azam. Photograph: file.

KARACHI: Pakistani cricket captain Babar Azam added a number of feathers to his cap on Tuesday together with his extravagant innings of 158 runs within the third ODI towards England in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Babar popped 4 pictures over the fence for a most, breaking 14 boundaries in his 139-ball innings which additionally earned him his 14th ODI hundred – in his 81st innings – the quickest on the milestone of 14 ODI centuries to succeed in.

South Africa’s Hashim Amla accomplished 14 ODI centuries in 84 innings, whereas Australian David Warner took 98 innings to get there. It took India’s Virat Kohli 103 innings to hit this milestone.

This was additionally Babar’s third ODI hundred on English soil, making him the primary Pakistani. Saeed Anwar, Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq every had 200 ODI. Babar was the primary Pakistani to attain 1000 runs on English soil.

The person rating of 158 was additionally vital in lots of circumstances.

The rating was the best ever by a Pakistani captain in an ODI, surpassing Shoaib Malik’s 125 * towards India in Karachi in 2008. This was additionally the best of any Pakistani participant on English soil and beat the earlier better of Imam ul Haq, who had a person inning of 151.

Babar’s 158 can be the best single rating by a captain in any recreation in a bilateral ODI sequence performed on English soil, beating 154 in 2010 by Andrew Strauss towards Bangladesh. Solely two captains have scored extra in an inning in England forward of Babar Azam – Kapil Dev 175 * in 1983 and GM Turner 171 * in 1975, each throughout World Cup occasions.

That is additionally the best rating for an Asian batsman on Edgbaston Cricket Floor in Birmingham. Babar’s common on this course, 149.00, is the very best of any batsman who has hit this place not less than 4 instances.

Babar was in a position to meet up with Azhar Ali at the moment as a Pakistani captain together with his third ODI century. Collectively many of the ODI tons of from one Pakistani captain.

Babar might have added one other feather to his cap if he had scored one other 15 runs which, together with Hashim Amla, would have made him the quickest on 4,000 ODI runs.

Throughout the innings, Babar and Rizwan added 179 runs for the third wicket partnership. This was Pakistan’s finest ODI partnership towards England, for each wicket, in any location.

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