Right-handed batsman Babar Azam (103) scored his 17th century against the West Indies on Wednesday night. His innings helped Pakistan register a thrilling 5-wicket win over West Indies. With this win, Pakistan has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. In this match, West Indies, batting first, scored 305 runs on the basis of opener Shay Hope’s century, this score was achieved by Pakistan with 4 balls to spare.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam has impressed everyone with his batting skills. He is called the ‘Virat Kohli of Pak’, but the 27-year-old Pak batsman has surpassed former Indian captain Virat Kohli in the list of the fastest captains to score 1000 runs in ODIs.
With this innings, the Pakistan captain has also completed 1,000 runs in ODI cricket as a captain. Babar took 13 innings to touch this figure and he has become the fastest captain in world cricket to achieve this feat. Earlier this record was in the name of former Indian captain Virat Kohli, who scored the fastest 1,000 runs in 17 innings as a captain.
Babar has scored a hat-trick of centuries for the second time in ODIs. This is his third consecutive century in ODI cricket. The Pakistan captain had scored back to back centuries against Australia before the West Indies. He scored a hat-trick of centuries in 2016. Then against the Caribbean team, he scored back to back three hundred. His knock of 103 runs helped Pakistan to win the first ODIs against West Indies. The second ODI between both teams will be on Friday.
International cricket has returned through this match after 14 years in Multan. This Babar Azam gifted a century to his fans. Earlier this ground hosted Bangladesh in 2008.
With each match that I watch, my love for the game just increases. All I dream of is to join my passion for writing with that of the game and pen down the live-action.
As a person, I am a quick learner and work well in a team for that is what wins the series.