Pakistan ODI Cricket: Babar Azam Reaches 2,000 Runs Milestone
Pakistan’s prolific batsman, Babar Azam has equalled the record of Pakistani legend, Zaheer Abbas by turning into the 2nd quickest ODI player to achieve 2,000 runs in his cricketing career.
As of now, the only batsman who has reached this milestone of 2000 ODI runs in less number of innings (40), is none other than the South African opener Hashim Amla.
This amazing feat by Babar Azam was reached after playing only 45 innings.
The productive batsman scored 33 of 36 balls against Pakistan’s opening match of the Asia Cup 2018 against Hong Kong. He struck 3 fours and one six, after he lost his wicket to Hong Kong’s spinner, Ehsan Khan.
Azam was complimented over social media by his fans for his accomplishment.
— Azhar Ali (@AzharUom) 16 September 2018
Moreover, the right-hand player is as of now positioned 2nd in the ICC ODI Batting Rankings.
Meanwhile, Pakistan whipped an unpractised Hong Kong by 8 wickets in an uneven match to open their Asia Cup 2018 battle in style.
Pakistan’s fast bowling proved to be ridiculously hot for Hong Kong in Dubai, as Usman Shinwari completed with 3-19 and Hasan Ali took 2-19, while leg-spinner Shadab Khan oversaw 2-31 to bowl Hong Kong out for 116 in 37.1 overs.
Pakistan at that point finished the pursuit serenely for the loss of opener Fakhar Zaman (24) and Babar Azam (33), while Imam-ul-Haq completed on 50 not out after only 23.4 overs.
It demonstrated another cakewalk for Pakistan, similar to their two past triumphs against Hong Kong, by 173 runs in the 2004 Asia Cup in Colombo and by 155 in Karachi four years later.
Pakistan’s Babar Azam completes 2,000 ODI runs, he is Pakistan’s joint quickest and world’s joint-second quickest to reach 2K ODI runs. Babar reached this mile stone in 45th innings.
Fastest Hashim Amla in 40 innings.
Babar, Zaheer Abbas & KP achieved 2K runs in 45 innings.
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) 16 September 2018
Congratulations to Babar Azam to reach the milestone of joining the 2K ODI runs club in his 45th inning. He become Pakistan’s joint quickest, alongside Zaheer Abbas, & world’s joint-second quickest, to score 2K ODI runs. #BabarAzam
— soma l 소마 l ソマ 🇵🇰🇰🇷🇯🇵 (@thesomarana) 16 September 2018
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