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5 Records Made by Babar Azam During His Career Best ODI Innings

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Babar Azam had the most memorable game of his ODI Career against England yesterday

5 Records Made by Babar Azam During His Career Best ODI Innings:

Although Pakistan got whitewashed yesterday against England, but Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam delivered a stellar performance. An innings that will always be remembered as one of his finest. Babar Azam scored 158(139) with 14 fours and 4 sixes in the 3rd ODI against England. However a poor bowling display from Pakistan allowed England to chase the total with 2 overs to spare. Nevertheless this innings was Babar Azam’s career best ODI innings and he made 5 records which are as follows:

Highest Individual Score by Captains:

During his electric innings of 158, Babar Azam became the first Pakistani captain to smash 150+ runs in an ODI innings. No Pakistani Captain has ever scored 150 or more in ODI Cricket before. The record was previously held by Shoaib Malik who scored 125* against India in 2008. Interestingly, Babar Azam leveled Malik’s record against Zimbabwe at Rawalpindi in 2020 when he scored 125. The only difference was Malik staying not out in his innings but now Babar has overtaken him successfully.

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Most Centuries by Pakistani Captains:

Yesterday’s century of Babar Azam was his 3rd as captain in ODI Cricket. He has leveled the record of Azhar Ali for most ODI Centuries by a Pakistani captain. Both Babar Azam and Azhar Ali are now tied with 3 centuries as captain in ODI Cricket for Pakistan.

Highest Score by a PAK Batsman against ENG:

Babar Azam’s 158(139) in the 3rd ODI against England is the highest score by a Pakistani batsman against England in One-Day Internationals. The record was previously held by Imam-ul-Haq who scored 151 against England.

Best Batting Performance at Birmingham:

Babar Azam’s 158(139) is the highest individual score at Edgbaston Birmingham in ODIs by an Asian Batsman. The record was previously held by Rohit Sharma who scored 123* at this venue against Bangladesh in 2017. Babar’s innings was also the third highest ODI individual score at Birmingham.

Highest Individual Score by a Pakistani Batsman:

Apart from the opening position, no Pakistani batsman had ever scored 150 in ODI Cricket at any other position till yesterday. Babar Azam achieved the record of highest ODI individual score by a non-opening batsman of Pakistan. His 158(139) is also the fifth highest individual score in ODI cricket by a Pakistani Batsman.

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