Babar Azam scores ODI century after 332 days

Babar has now scored 30 centuries across all three formats

By Web Desk
May 05, 2023
Babar Azam plays a shot against New Zealand during fourth ODI in Karachi on Friday - PCB

Pakistan team captain Babar Azam scored a century during the fourth ODI against New Zealand in Karachi on Friday (today). 

Babar took a single in 47th over to complete his 18th century in one day internationals. The right-handed batter scored a century after 11 innings and 332 days. 

Overall, Babar has now scored 30 centuries across all three formats. The skipper led his team from the front, scoring a century. Babar has now become the fastest to score 18 ODI centuries. He took 97 innings to score 18 centuries. 

When this story was filed, Pakistan were 310-6 in 48.4 overs. 

Babar Azam breaks world record

Pakistan captain Babar Azam became the fastest to 5,000 runs in ODI cricket during the fourth match of the series against New Zealand.

Babar achieved the feat in 97 innings, meanwhile South Africa’s Hashim Amla, who previously held the record, took 101 innings.

Currently, he was leading the charge for Pakistan as they look to post a big total. Pakistan have already won the five-match series 3-0.