File photograph of Babar Azam© AFP
Babar Azam scored 100 in opposition to England within the second T20I of the seven-match collection at Nationwide Stadium, Karachi on Thursday. Chasing a 200-run goal within the recreation, Pakistan comfortably reached house as Babar led the innings together with his 110 not out off 66 balls. His knock was laced with 11 fours and 5 sixes. After the match, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar lavished reward on Babar and stated that he replicated India batter Virat Kohli‘s artwork of scoring 100 in a chase.
With the newest three-figure mark, Babar additionally turned the primary Pakistan batter to attain two lots of within the T20I format. His first century within the format had come in opposition to South Africa. It was a 122-run knock that had come off 59 balls in Centurion in April final 12 months.
Akhtar claimed that Babar is the perfect batter on the planet.
“Hats off to the chase. Virat Kohli used to attain lots of in chases… Babar Azam has replicated it. The category of Babar is much better than anybody else on this world due to his class and shot choice. When his strike fee goes over 150 to 160, he turns into one thing else. And when he turns into one thing else, that is what occurs, Pakistan wins the sport,” said Akhtar on his YouTube channel.
Speaking in regards to the match on Thursday, England posted 199 for five in 20 overs with the assistance of Moeen Ali‘s 55 not out off 23 balls and Ben Duckett‘s 43 off 22 balls. In reply, Pakistan reached house with 10 wickets in hand and three balls to spare.
In the meantime, the victory broke Pakistan’s three-match dropping streak that had stretched from the Asia Cup. Pakistan had been defeated by Sri Lanka in back-to-back matches on the continental occasion.
Pakistan and England play the third T20I of the collection on Friday.
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