ENG vs PAK, 3rd ODI: Babar Azam registers a swashbuckling century to avoid a series whitewash


ENG vs PAK, 3rd ODI: Pakistan Captain Babar Azam on Tuesday hit an astounding century against England to increase Pakistan’s chances of a win in the third ODI match. He also achieved the record of registering the fastest 14 ODI centuries by surpassing Kane Williamson, Gary Kirsten, and Tamim Iqbal. He is currently leveled with former India legend Yuvraj Singh and England skipper Eoin Morgan.

Babar walked out to bat when Paksitan was reeling at 21/1 & then went on to register his 14th ODI century. He is currently unbeaten at 115 runs at a strike rate of 100 achieved by smashing 10 fours and a couple of sixes.

Azam achieved the record of registering the fastest 14th ODI century by over-taking players like  Virat Kohli, David Warner, Hashim Amla, and Meg Lanning.

Fastest to 14 ODI centuries, by the number of innings:

Player nameNumber of Innings taken to achieve 14 ODI Centuries
Babar Azam81
Meg Lanning82
Hashim Amla84
David Warner98
Virat Kohli103

The ENG vs PAK 3rd ODI is currently being palyed at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Hosts have already won the series by a 2-0 score & they are looking to whitewash the visitors by winning the ongoing third ODI. However, Pakistan has pounced back with Azam registering a blistering century. Visitors will try their best to win the third ODI match to avoid a series whitewash.

Also read, Chris Gayle becomes the first cricketer to register 14,000 T20 Runs!

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