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Babar Azam Shines After His Incredible Maiden T20I Century


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

14th Apr, 2021. 09:37 pm
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Babar Azam Brilliant Innings

Congratulatulatory messages pour in as skipper Babar Azam becomes Pakistan’s third batsman to score a maiden T20I century.

The duo of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan help Pakistan lead the series 2-1 against the Proteas by 9 wickets in the third Twenty20 International (T20I) match at Supersport Park in Centurion.

Babar Azam scored a maiden century off just 49 balls. It was his first hundred in T20Is and also he became the third Pakistani to score a century in all three formats of the game.

For Azam’s extraordinary 122 off 59, Babar Azam has been named Player of the Match.

He smashed 15 fours and four sixes in his knock.

However, fans, social media users and other fellow cricketers have gone crazy after the skipper’s brilliant win.

“Absolutely loved that innings from @babarazam258 what a historical century. Congratulations to Pakistan on the T20I series win. Job well done,” wrote Wahab Riaz.

Politicians also jumped in to congratulate the winning hero over his remarkable performance.

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood wrote, “What a remarkable run chase by Pakistan to win the 3rd T20 match against South Africa. Memorable innings by Babar. A masterclass. 100 in 49 balls. And Rizwan. Solid as ever. Congratulations team Pakistan.”

Toss

In the third T20 being played at Centurion, national team captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to field first. The hosts scored 203 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs.

For South Africa, Markram scored 63, Milan 55 and Dawson 34 runs.

For Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz took two wickets while Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hassan Ali and Fahim Ashraf took one wicket each.

Pakistan had won the first T20 while losing the second match.

T20I Schedule

1st T20I – April 10 – Saturday – The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

2nd T20I – April 12 – Monday – The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

3rd T20I – April 14 – Wednesday – SuperSport Park, Centurion

4th T20I – April 16 – Friday – SuperSport Park, Centurion

Earlier in the day, Babar Azam ousted Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the No.1 ranked ODI batsman in the world.

He scored 865 points in the ICC men’s ODI rankings, while Virat Kohli is at number 2 with 857 points.

Azam had scored a total of 228 runs in the ODI series against South Africa. He is the fourth Pakistani batsman to receive the award.

Babar Azam 1st ODI Batsman In World

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