After failing in the first two ODIs of the 3-match series against England, Pakistan’s (Babar Azam) scored 158 runs in the third ODI. On the basis of this marathon innings of Babar, Pakistan (ENG vs PAK ODI) scored 331 runs for 9 wickets. Right-handed batsman Babar has made a world record by scoring his 14th century of ODI career. Babar has become the fastest player to score 14 centuries in ODIs. The Pakistani captain achieved this position in the 81st innings. Babar got his hundred in the 38th over off fast bowler Saqib Mahmood. During this, he left behind the records of former South African batsman Hashim Amla, Indian captain Virat Kohli and Australian David Warner. Amla scored his 14th century in 84th ODI innings, David Warner 98th while Kohli achieved this feat in 103 innings. Babar had earlier also made the fastest 7th and 13th ODI century in his name.
Babar could score only 19 runs in the first two ODIs
Earlier, Babar could score only 0 and 19 runs in the first two ODIs of the current series. Pakistan was forced to face defeat in both the matches. The hosts England are leading 2-0 in the three-match series.
Graeme Smith’s record broken as captain
Babar has become the first captain of Pakistan to score 150 runs. Apart from this, this is also the highest score by a captain against England in One Day Internationals. Babar broke the record of former South African captain Graeme Smith during this period, who scored 141 runs as captain against England.
[Attribution to NBT]