In the first game of the Asia Cup 2023, which is now taking place at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan, Pakistan, the Pakistani team’s captain, Babar Azam, scored an incredible century with 151 runs against the Nepalese national side yesterday.
Babar Azam Breaks Virat Kohli’s Record
Babar Azam not only smashed the record for the quickest 19th-century record in ODIs, but he also broke record of King Virat Kohli’s record of 136 runs as captain in a single innings at the Asia Cup. This astounding accomplishment was accomplished by Babar. The highlight of Babar’s remarkable performance was his scoring of 151 runs off 131 balls, which included 14 fours and four sixes.
His partnerships, in particular a spectacular 214-run partnership with Iftikhar Ahmed and an 86-run stand with wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan, played an essential role in Pakistan’s recovery from a precarious situation. Babar was a reliable bulwark at one end of the pitch despite the fact that the squad lost wickets at odd intervals.
After Pakistan made the decision to bat first, their opening pair of Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq both fell within the first seven overs of the game for low scores, leaving their team in a difficult position at 25 for 2. Although Muhammad Rizwan got off to an encouraging start with a score of 44, he was unable to turn it into a meaningful score, and Agha Salman’s (5) attempts to make an impact were unsuccessful.
On the other hand, Babar Azam showed resiliency at one end and, in the end, discovered a trustworthy partner in Iftikhar Ahmed. Both of the hitters reached hundreds, which helped their team amass an impressive total of 342 runs for six wickets. The extraordinary innings played by Babar Azam was finished off in the final over of the match.
Iftikhar Ahmed, on the other side, did not lose his wicket despite scoring an astounding 109 runs off of just 71 balls. His score included 11 fours and 4 sixes among his runs. Nepal, a newcomer to the competition, had a difficult time mounting any significant resistance in response to Pakistan’s large goal. They continued to lose wickets and were finally bowled out for a score of 104, which was considered to be rather low.
They will now try to build upon their great start in the Asia Cup 2023 in their first match as they prepare to fight against long-standing opponents India in their second group encounter on Saturday at Pallekele. The match will take place at Pallekele. The team will be captained by Babar Azam.
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