Babar Azam The 27-year-old Pakistan captain made two centuries against Australia before Wednesday’s match and also racked up three tons in a row in 2016, all against the West Indies.
Babar hit nine fours in his 17th ODI century and the world’s top-ranked ODI batter also surpassed former India skipper Virat Kohli to become the fastest player to reach 1000 runs as captain.
On Wednesday night at the Multan Cricket Stadium, Pakistan captain Babar Azam made history by smashing a century against West Indies in the first ODI, his 17th in the 50-over format, to set a new record. Babar’s third successive century in ODIs came against Australia in Lahore earlier this year, when he scored 114 and 105* to help Pakistan win the series. As a consequence, he became the first hitter in ODI cricket history to score three straight hundreds in the format twice.
Babar accomplished this accomplishment early in his career, as he slammed three straight tons against the West Indies in a series in the UAE in 2016.
Babar Azam’s Ranking
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, has moved up to fourth position in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) batting rankings before the PAK vs WI series started.
Marnus Labuschagne of Australia remained in first place in the most recent update. Following his match-winning performance against New Zealand, England’s Joe Root took second place. He was the biggest mover in the most recent rankings update, climbing two spots to second place.
Steve Smith, the former Australian captain, slides one spot to third place. Meanwhile, Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain, falls two places to sixth after scoring just two and 15 at Lord’s.