Babar Azam and Imam ul Haq create multiple records in second ODI


Pakistan’´s Imam-ul-Haq (R) celebrates with teammate Babar Azam (L) after scoring a century (100 runs) all the way through the second one one-day global (ODI) cricket tournament between Pakistan and Australia on the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on March 31, 2022. — AFP

Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam and opener Imam-ul-Haq registered separate information all the way through the second one one-day global (ODI) towards Australia at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium Thursday.

The fancy batter, Babar, as soon as once more registered his title within the report books when he turned into the fastest batsman on this planet to succeed in his fifteenth ODI hundred.

Babar smashed a century to surpass South Africa’s Hashim Amla within the checklist of taking the fewest innings to attain 15 ODI loads.

The 27-year-old cricketer reached this milestone within the 83rd inning of his ODI occupation. Amla had scored his 15 centuries in 86 innings. No different batter may ranking 15 centuries in lower than 100 innings.

Virat Kohli is third at the checklist and took 106 innings to succeed in the mark of 15 ODI centuries.

Previous, within the first ODI of the three-match collection, Babar had turn out to be the quickest Asian batter to succeed in the 4,000 ODI runs mark, he used to be just one inning in need of levelling Hashim Amla’s report fastest to 4,000 runs in ODIs.

Babar had previous scored his 14th century within the 81st inning, thirteenth within the 76th innings — each fastest for the respective series quantity.

Babar breaks Imran Khan’s report

The suitable-handed batter additionally broke the report of former captain and present High Minister Imran Khan via scoring the perfect runs as skipper towards Australia.

In 1990, PM Imran Khan, whilst enjoying towards Australia at Brisbane, had scored 82 runs, which used to be the perfect overall via any Pakistani towards Australia till Babar broke it the previous day.

Babar Azam scored a century and performed an out of this world knock of 114 off 83 with 11 barriers and a six.

Imam ul Haq

Opener Imam entered the report books when he turn out to be the fastest batsman on this planet to succeed in the 9th ODI hundred in his occupation.

Imam smashed the century, his second consecutive within the collection, and surpassed South Africa’s Hashim Amla within the checklist of taking the fewest innings to attain the 9th ODI hundred.

The 26-year-old opening batter reached this milestone within the forty eighth inning of his ODI occupation. Hashim Amla had scored his 9th century in 52 innings, Quinton de Kock took 53 and Babar Azam took 61 innings to attain their century in ODIs.

The left-handed batter has additionally surpassed legend Zaheer Abbas for scoring probably the most mixture runs in ODIs after enjoying the primary 48 innings of his occupation.

Right through his three-figure innings at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Imam surpassed Zaheer Abbas’ report of two,166 runs in 48 innings. Imam has over 2,200 runs now.

The one cricketer on this planet to attain extra mixture runs than Imam is South Africa’s Hashim Amla — who had gathered 2,462 runs after batting the primary 48 innings in his occupation.

Pakistani crew’s report

Additionally, the Pakistan cricket crew completed its perfect a hit chase in ODIs when it defeated Australia in the second one ODI via six wickets.

Babar and Imam’s centuries had been a very powerful in serving to Pakistan chase the 349 objectives.

That is Pakistan’s highest-ever a hit chase in ODIs. Prior to this, Pakistan had effectively chased the objective of 327 towards Bangladesh at Mirpur in 2014.

Unusually, that is simplest the 7th win for Pakistan whilst chasing a goal of 300 or extra. This used to be the 54th time when the Pakistan crew used to be set a goal of 300 or extra runs in ODIs.

Pakistan’s overall within the innings used to be 352-4, which could also be Pakistan’s second-biggest overall whilst batting moment and perfect ever overall towards Australia in ODIs surpassing the former perfect of 315-8 scored on the identical venue in 1998.

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