Pak Vs SA: Babar Azam Breaks Amla, Kohli’s Record With 13th ODI Century

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

02nd Apr, 2021. 09:49 pm
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Pakistani batsman Babar Azam adds a new feather to his cap as he becomes the fastest cricketer to score 13 centuries in ODI history (76 inns).

The Pakistani captain managed to score 103 runs against South Africa in the first ODI. Azam’s century made him break South Africa’s Hashim Amla and India’s Virat Kohli’s record.

It should be mentioned here that South Africa’s Hashim Amla, India’s Virat Kohli, and South Africa’s Quentin de Kock — his contemporaries — scored 13 centuries from 83 innings, 13 centuries from 86 innings, and 13 tons from 86 innings, respectively.

Imam, Babar Lead Pakistan To Chase Down The 274-Runs Target

Pakistan team is currently chasing the target of 274 runs set by South Africa at Centurion in the first One Day International (ODI).

According to the reports, Proteas had posted 273 runs in their fifty overs with the loss of six wickets. The middle-order batsman Rassie van der Dussen’s maiden ODI century helped South Africa recover from a devastating start and post 273-6.

Pakistan lost their first wicket when Fakhar Zaman was bowled out by Kagiso Rabada on 8 runs. After that Skipper Babar Azam and opener, Imam-ul-Haq went back perfectly in the match.

Currently, team Pakistan scored 182 runs with the loss of one wicket, opener Imama-ul-Haq on 67 runs, and skipper Babar Azam on 103 runs. Pakistan required 88 runs in 17 overs with nine wickets in hand.

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