Pakistan captain Babar Azam as soon as once more etched his title within the file books in the course of the second One-Day Worldwide sport towards West Indies on the Multan Cricket Stadium on Friday (June 10).
After opting to bat first, Pakistan misplaced opener, Fakhar Zaman, early within the innings however Babar and Imam-ul-Haq stored them in a stronger place on the midway mark. The duo posted back-to-back 100-plus stands for the second wicket, they stitched a 120-run stand within the second ODI earlier than Imam was run out on 72 by the collective efforts of Nicholas Pooran and Shai Hope.
Babar Azam scored his ninth 50-plus rating in all codecs for Pakistan
Babar took his time to settle on the crease, however as soon as the Pakistan captain discovered his momentum with the bat, he registered his sixth straight fifty-plus rating in ODI cricket. Babar scored 77 off 93 deliveries, together with 5 boundaries and a six. He missed his fourth straight hundred in ODI cricket as he returned a catch to Akeal Hosein within the thirty sixth over.
Pakistan completed at 275/8 within the first innings as Babar introduced up his ninth consecutive 50-plus rating in worldwide cricket and recorded the longest streak for any batter at this stage. Babar’s elegant type began with the gritty 196 towards Australia within the Karachi Check that helped Pakistan salvage a draw.
Babar scored 67 and 55 within the closing Check of the collection in Lahore however Pakistan misplaced 0-1. He completed second-most run-getter within the three-match ODI collection with the scores – 57, 114 & 105* – behind Imam (298). The Pakistan captain hit 66 in 46 balls within the solitary T20I sport of the month-long tour towards Australia.
Babar Azam surpassed Virat Kohli because the quickest captain to attain 1000 ODI runs
Babar made 103 within the first ODI towards West Indies, the place he additionally grew to become the quickest captain to amass 1000 ODI runs in 13 innings, surpassing Virat Kohli’s file of 17 innings.
Pakistan finally gained the second ODI by 120 runs because the guests faltered within the chase and have been bowled out for 155 in 32.2 overs. Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz (4/19) and tempo bowler Mohammad Wasim Jr (3/34) led the bowling charts for Pakistan whereas defending the aggressive rating.
Leg-spinner Shadab Khan chipped in with a few wickets and Shaheen Afridi dismissed the earlier sport’s centurion Shai Hope upfront within the chase as Pakistan gained by 120 runs and took an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match collection.
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