Cricket: Cricket-Babar hits three ODI tons in a row – for second time


(Reuters) – Babar Azam turned the primary batsman to twice rating three consecutive centuries in one-day internationals after his 103 helped Pakistan beat West Indies by 5 wickets on Wednesday.

Captain Babar shared a 103-run partnership with Imam-ul-Haq (65) and a 108-run stand with Mohammad Rizwan (59) as Pakistan chased down a goal of 306 in Multan to go 1-0 up in the three-match ODI collection.

The 27-yr-outdated Babar made two centuries in opposition to Australia earlier than Wednesday’s match and likewise racked up three tons in a row in 2016, all in opposition to West Indies.

Babar hit 9 fours in his seventeenth ODI century and the world’s prime-ranked ODI batter additionally surpassed former India skipper Virat Kohli to change into the quickest participant to succeed in 1,000 runs as captain.

Babar achieved the feat in 13 innings in contrast with Kohli’s 17.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru, enhancing by Ed Osmond)

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