Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam and opener Imam-ul-Haq registered separate information all the way through the second one one-day world (ODI) in opposition to Australia at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium Thursday.
The flowery batter, Babar, as soon as once more registered his title within the file books when he turned into the fastest batsman on the planet to achieve his fifteenth ODI hundred.
Babar smashed a century to surpass South Africa’s Hashim Amla within the listing of taking the fewest innings to attain 15 ODI loads.
The 27-year-old cricketer reached this milestone within the 83rd inning of his ODI occupation. Amla had scored his 15 centuries in 86 innings. No different batter may ranking 15 centuries in lower than 100 innings.
Virat Kohli is third at the listing and took 106 innings to achieve the mark of 15 ODI centuries.
Previous, within the first ODI of the three-match collection, Babar had turn into the quickest Asian batter to achieve the 4,000 ODI runs mark, he used to be just one inning in need of levelling Hashim Amla’s file fastest to 4,000 runs in ODIs.
Babar had previous scored his 14th century within the 81st inning, thirteenth within the 76th innings — each fastest for the respective collection quantity.
Babar breaks Imran Khan’s file
The appropriate-handed batter additionally broke the file of former captain and present High Minister Imran Khan via scoring the best possible runs as skipper in opposition to Australia.
In 1990, PM Imran Khan, whilst enjoying in opposition to Australia at Brisbane, had scored 82 runs, which used to be the best possible overall via any Pakistani in opposition to Australia till Babar broke it the day gone by.
Babar Azam scored a century and performed an implausible knock of 114 off 83 with 11 barriers and a six.
Imam ul Haq
Opener Imam entered the file books when he turn into the fastest batsman on the planet to achieve the 9th ODI hundred in his occupation.
Imam smashed the century, his 2d consecutive within the collection, and surpassed South Africa’s Hashim Amla within the listing of taking the fewest innings to attain the 9th ODI hundred.
The 26-year-old opening batter reached this milestone within the forty eighth inning of his ODI occupation. Hashim Amla had scored his 9th century in 52 innings, Quinton de Kock took 53 and Babar Azam took 61 innings to attain their century in ODIs.
The left-handed batter has additionally surpassed legend Zaheer Abbas for scoring probably the most combination runs in ODIs after enjoying the primary 48 innings of his occupation.
All over his three-figure innings at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Imam surpassed Zaheer Abbas’ file of two,166 runs in 48 innings. Imam has over 2,200 runs now.
The one cricketer on the planet to attain extra combination runs than Imam is South Africa’s Hashim Amla — who had collected 2,462 runs after batting the primary 48 innings in his occupation.
Pakistani crew’s file
Additionally, the Pakistan cricket crew completed its best possible a success chase in ODIs when it defeated Australia in the second one ODI via six wickets.
Babar and Imam’s centuries had been a very powerful in serving to Pakistan chase the 349 objectives.
That is Pakistan’s highest-ever a success chase in ODIs. Earlier than this, Pakistan had effectively chased the objective of 327 in opposition to Bangladesh at Mirpur in 2014.
Unusually, that is simplest the 7th win for Pakistan whilst chasing a goal of 300 or extra. This used to be the 54th time when the Pakistan crew used to be set a goal of 300 or extra runs in ODIs.
Pakistan’s overall within the innings used to be 352-4, which may be Pakistan’s second-biggest overall whilst batting moment and best possible ever overall in opposition to Australia in ODIs surpassing the former best possible of 315-8 scored on the identical venue in 1998.