In the third ODI against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam creates history became the fastest to score 14 ODI hundreds, hitting the milestone in 81 innings.
Azam also became Pakistan’s second skipper to record an ODI century on English soil.
Only Imran Khan had a century in England before, when he blasted an unbroken 102 against Sri Lanka in the 1983 World Cup.
Azam is also the first Pakistani captain to record an ODI century against England in England.
The 26-year-old is followed by Hashim Amla (84 innings), David Warner (98 innings), Virat Kohli (103 innings), and Quinton de Kock (104 innings) on the list of fastest to 14 ODI centuries (104 innings).
Azam beat Mohammad Yousuf and Zaheer Abbas’ record of most fifty-plus ODI scores in the format while touring England with his seventh fifty-plus score.
He and Mohammad Rizwan’s 179-run third-wicket stand is now Pakistan’s highest partnership for any wicket against England.
His 158-run innings against England is the most by a Pakistan batsman in an ODI.
Azam’s 158 from 139 deliveries in the third ODI is also a personal best in the format.
He hit 14 fours and four sixes in his record-breaking inning.
Babar Azam also became the first Pakistani captain to score a century in ODI cricket in England.
After Kapil Dev (175) and Glenn Turner (171), he has the third-highest score as a captain in England.
He also joined a elite group of Asian captains who have scored a century in England.
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