Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam has made a behavior of breaking data irrespective of which format he’s enjoying in.
Azam, 28, broke former South Africa batter Hashim Amla’s file as he turned the quickest participant to 19 ODI centuries after scoring a ton towards Nepal within the first match of the Asia Cup 2023 on Wednesday in Multan.
Azam reached this feat in simply 102 innings whereas Amla did it in his 104th.
As he broke Amla’s file, he additionally turned the quickest participant to attain this feat in ODI cricket.
It should be famous that Babar Azam got here to bat after Pakistan had an early collapse as they have been 25-2 after Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq misplaced their wickets.
The 28-year-old stood tall on the crease and fashioned a vital 86-run partnership with Mohammad Rizwan earlier than the wicketkeeper batter acquired run out in a weird method.
After Rizwan misplaced his wicket, Salman Agha got here to bat he, too, didn’t final lengthy and misplaced his wicket whereas trying a reverse-sweep shot to Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane.
After Agha’s wicket, Azam fashioned a stable partnership with Iftikhar Ahmed.
Innings taken to attain 19 centuries:
Babar Azam: 102Hashim Amla: 104Virat Kohli: 124David Warner: 139AB de Villiers: 171
It should be famous that Babar (5353 runs) additionally broke Amla’s (5165) file of scoring most runs in 102 innings.