Babar Azam and Virat Kohli
Babar Azam and Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

Babar Azam keeps on breaking down records as he got back to international cricket on Wednesday against the West Indies. The Pakistan skipper scored a splendid 100 (103 off 107 balls) as his team crushed the Windies by five wickets in the 306-run pursuit.

This was Babar’s third hundred on the trot in ODIs; the past two coming against Australia in Pakistan’s last ODI series at home. Babar hammered 114 and 105* in the last two rounds of the series against Australia.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam (Image Credits: Twitter)

Babar Azam Scores 3 ODI Centuries On The Trot For Second Time In His Career

As it turns out, this is the second time when Babar has scored three centuries on the trot in the ODI format. In 2016, the Pakistan captain had enrolled scores of 120, 123, and 117 in three back to back matches – all against the West Indies in the United Arab Emirates.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam. Image: Twitter

Thus, with his 100 against the Windies on Wednesday, Babar turned into the first batter in ODI history to arrive at this accomplishment.

This was additionally Babar’s seventeenth ODI century in 87 matches. However, that isn’t the main record Babar accomplished during his century thump in the first ODI in Multan.

Babar Azam Becomes Quickest To Score 1000 Runs In ODI’s As Captain

The right-handed player likewise turned into the quickest to score 1,000 runs as skipper in the format.

He arrived at the four-figure mark in his thirteenth innings as Pakistan skipper, outperforming India’s Virat Kohli, who had arrived at the figure in his seventeenth innings.

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Babar Azam and Virat Kohli. Credits: Twitter

Babar likewise went the likes of South Africa’s AB de Villiers (20 innings) and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson (23 innings) for the accomplishment. Pakistan skipper at present holds the no.1 spot in the ODI rankings for batters.

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Earlier, Imam-ul-Haq (65), Mohammad Rizwan (59) and Khushdil Shah (41*) made critical commitments as Pakistan pursued down a 306-run target with four balls in excess. West Indies rode on the century thump of opener Shai Hope (127), however, their other batters except for Shamarh Brooks (71) failed to move forward.

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