BABAR AZAM FIRST BATSMAN TO SCORE NINE CONSECUTIVE HALF-CENTURIES IN ALL THREE FORMATS OF CRICKET

AWARDS AND SPORTS

Babar Azam of Pakistan became the first batter to score nine consecutive half-centuries in all three formats of men's international cricket history.

He is the skipper of Pakistan, who scored 77 off 93 balls in the second ODI match against the West Indies. This was Babar's ninth-consecutive fifty-plus score in men's international cricket, which is now the longest streak for any batter.

His half-century streak started with a 196 during the second Test against Australia, following it up with a 66 and 55 in the third and the final Test. 

The three-match ODI series against Australia saw Babar smash two centuries, registering 57, 114, and 105* in the three games.

In the first ODI match against West Indies of the ongoing tournament, he scored 103-runs off 107 balls. With this he surpassed the long-standing record of Virat Kohli, becoming the fastest to score 1,000 runs as captain in the One-Day International format. Babar achieved this milestone in his 13th innings as Pakistan captain while it took 17 innings for Kohli to get there.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • Babar Azam of Pakistan becomes the first batter to score nine consecutive half-centuries in all three formats of men's international cricket history.
  • He is the skipper of Pakistan, who scored 77 off 93 balls in the second ODI match against the West Indies. This was Babar's ninth-consecutive fifty-plus score in men's international cricket, which is now the longest streak for any batter.
  • In the first ODI match against West Indies of the ongoing tournament, he scored 103-runs off 107 balls. 
  • With this he surpassed the long-standing record of Virat Kohli, becoming the fastest to score 1,000 runs as captain in the format. Babar achieved this milestone in his 13th innings as Pakistan captain while it took 17 innings for Kohli to get there.
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