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2019, Babar Azam First ICC World Cup Century

2019, Babar Azam First ICC World Cup Century

2019, Babar Azam First ICC World Cup Century

On this day June 26, 2019, Pakistan top-order batsman, Babar Azam scored his first ICC World Cup century against New Zealand at Birmingham.

Pakistan won by 6 wickets

New Zealand scored 237 for 6 and James Neesham hit 97 runs. Pakistan scored 241 and won by 6 wickets with 5 balls remaining.

Babar Azam Records

He also became the first middle-order batsman from Pakistan to hit a century in a ICC World Cup match after 32 years. It was his 10th ODI century.

Player Of The Match Babar Azam hit unbeaten 101 runs and keep Pakistan alive in ICC world cup.

In the same match Azam became the fastest batsman for Pakistan, in terms of innings, to score 3,000 runs in 68 ODIs.

Azam broke Javed Miandad’s record of the most runs by a Pakistani batsman in a single edition of the World Cup, scoring 474 runs in 8 innings.

In 2016 Babar Azam scored his first three centuries against West Indies. Azam became the third batsman for Pakistan to score hundreds in three successive ODI innings.

Azam also broke the record for scoring the most runs (360) in a three match ODI series. He became the only batsman to score 350+ runs in a three match ODI seri

Reference

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8039/scorecard/1144515/new-zealand-vs-pakistan-33rd-match-icc-cricket-world-cup-2019