Pak vs WI : Babar Azam scored 3rd consecutive century


The 21-year-old Azam, who made his debut against Zimbabwe on May 31 last year, has already hit two centuries and five half centuries in his 17 ODI appearances and made 769 runs at an impressive average of 48.06.

In his last two matches against Windies, Babar Azam struck consecutive tons to become the 10thPakistani batsman to achieve the feat.

In 3rd ODI against West Indies Babar Azam once again hit a century and he scored 117 scores in the 3rd ODI today.

Babar Azam becomes on;y the third Pakistani batsman to score hundreds in three successive ODI innings.

Azam is collectively the third Pakistani player, after legends Zaheer Abbas and Saeed Anwar, to score three consecutive centuries. But, the fact that he has achieved this feat by scoring centuries in all three-games of a series makes him unique.

South Africa’s Quinton de Kock was the only player before Babar Azam to score centuries in all the three games of a three-match ODI series.

He is also the collectively eighth player to score centuries in three consecutive ODIs after Kumar Sangakkara, Zaheer Abbas, Saeed Anwar, HH Gibbs, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock and Ross Taylor.

With scores of 120, 123 and 117 in the series against West Indies, Babar Azam has also achieved the record of most runs in a three-match bilateral ODI series. He collectively scored 360 runs the series to surpass 342 runs by Quinton de Kock.

The young batsman from Lahore is also the first Pakistani batsman to score three ODI centuries against West Indies. Mohammad Yousaf, Ramiz Raja and Saeed Anwar have scored two ODI centuries each against the former World Champions.

Babar is now eyeing another record in days to come. With 886 runs in 18 innings, Babar is now very close to achieve the feat of reaching to 1000 runs in fewest innings.

The currently existing world record for fastest to reach 1000 ODI runs is 21 innings – jointly held by Sir Viv Richards, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathon Trott, and Quinton de Kock. Babar needs 114 runs in two innings to break and in three innings to level the world record.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s captain Azhar Ali smashed century with 101 off 109 deliveries to become first Pakistani captain to score three ODI centuries.

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