Babar Azam Surpasses Virat Kohli And Javed Miandad’s Records After Smashing 11th Century During Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI 2019
Babar Azam surpassed Virat Kohli and Javed Miandad in some notable records after smashing a century during Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI at National Stadium in Karachi. The Pakistan's no.3 batsman smashed 115 runs off 105 balls, becoming the third-fastest batsman to reach to 11 ODI centuries. Azam reached the milestone in his 71st innings, surpassing Kohli who had taken 82 innings for the achievement. Azam remains behind Hashim Amla (64 innings) and Quinton de Kock (64). Moreover, the Pakistani batsman also surpassed Javed Miandad and became the fastest Pakistani cricketer to hit 1000 runs in a calendar year. Babar scored 1000 runs in just 19 innings, 2 less than Miandad who smashed 1000 runs in 1987 in 21 innings. Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka, Live Cricket Score 2nd ODI Match.
Azam’s innings witnessed him smashing 8 fours and 4 sixes, taking Pakistan to 305-7 while batting first. Opener Fakhar Zaman smashed a half-century to give a good start to Pakistan. Iftikhar Ahmed played a quick-fire of 32 runs off 20 balls in the end, helping Pakistan to go beyond 300. Babar Azam Tweets Ahead of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI, 'Playing For Team as Vice-Captain Will be One of His Biggest Days'.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI is part of the three-match ODI series in ongoing Sri Lanka’s tour of Pakistan 2019. The series also consists of three T20I matches. The first ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was washed out due to rain. This is a historic time for Pakistan Cricket after it was banned from hosting any international matches in 2009. The decision was issued by ICC after a terrorist attack on Sri Lanka team in Lahore in 2009. Many Sri Lanka cricketers like Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne among others opted out of Sri Lanka's Tour of Pakistan 2019 due to security reasons.