A series of three ODI matches is being played between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The second match of this series was very exciting and in the last over, Pakistan team won the match by 1 wicket after achieving the target of 301 runs. Many batsmen contributed for Pakistan in this match. On the other hand, this match was special for the captain Babar Azam as his 100th ODI innings was witnessed here. Chasing the target of 301, Babar Azam scored 53 runs off 66 balls for his team. Along with this, many records were also registered in his name in this innings. This was Babar Azam’s 45th fifty plus score in ODIs. Notably, he is ahead of Sir Vivian Richards in this list. Virat Kohli’s name is not even in the top 5.
Babar Azam in front
This was Babar Azam’s 102nd ODI match. In his 100th ODI innings, he scored 53 and equaled Joe Root’s record of 100 ODIs for the most half-centuries. Babar has scored the most 5142 runs in 100 innings including 18 centuries, 27 fifties. It was also his 45th fifty plus score. Notably, Babar Azam is ahead of Richards in terms of most fifty plus scores after 100 innings and Virat’s name is not in the top 5. Shikhar Dhawan is the only Indian at the fifth position in this list.
Most fifty-plus scores after 100 ODI innings
- 45 – Babur Azam
- 42 – Sir Vivian Richards
- 42 – Hashim Amla
- 38 – Joe Root
- 38 – Shikhar Dhawan
Now if we talk about the second ODI played between Pakistan and Afghanistan, in this match Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat. Batting first, the Afghanistan team scored 300 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Meanwhile, Rahmanullah Garbaz played a record-breaking innings of 151 runs on behalf of Afghanistan. This was the highest score by Afghanistan team against Pakistan. Earlier, he could not even cross the score of 260 runs till date. In reply, Pakistan won the match by 1 wicket in 49.5 overs thanks to Babar’s 53, Imamul Haq’s 91 and Shadab Khan’s 48 off 35 balls. Insurmountable 2-0 lead in the three-match series as well.
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