Babar Azam scored a fine T20I hundred in his 101st T20I in Lahore to help Pakistan take a 2-0 lead in their home five-match series against New Zealand. The Pakistan captain is now close to the top of the list of batters with the most T20I tons.
Before the wicketkeeper was run out in the 11th over of the innings, the Pakistan skipper and Mohammad Rizwan put on a 99-run opening stand. Matt Henry, coming off a game in which he scored a hat trick, deflected Fakhar Zaman’s subsequent ball to further damage Pakistan.
Babar, be that as it may, went on along these lines, getting to his 50 years from 36 balls. After that, he stepped on the gas and crushed the next 22 deliveries for 51 runs, including the final three overs for 36 runs.
He struck James Neesham for two fours and a six with the final ball of the innings to complete his century.
Pakistan reached 192/4 in their 20 overs thanks to it, and the hosts held their opponents to 154/7. He shared an unbeaten 87-run organization for the fifth wicket with Iftikhar Ahmed (33 not out off 19 balls) to lead Pakistan’s flood in the late overs.
Babar scored his third T20I century with a 58-ball total. He is the only Pakistani batter with more than 100 runs in the format, which is noteworthy. The hundred puts Babar near the first spot on the list of hitters with the most T20I tons.
The list is led by Rohit Sharma, who has four hundreds in T20Is. Five other batters, including Babar right now, have three hundreds. Babar and Rohit both have 33 T20I scores of fifty or higher, surpassing only Virat Kohli’s 38 total.