Pakistan skipper and star batter Babar Azam shattered South Africa’s record after slamming a century in the ongoing opening match of Asia Cup 2023 against Nepal in Multan.
Babar scored 100 runs by hitting 10 boundaries, achieving the 19th century of his one-day international (ODI) career. The Pakistan skipper achieved this feat by hitting 19 tons in just the 102nd inning in the first match of the Asia Cup against newcomers Nepal.
He broke Amla’s record who had hit 19 centuries in 104 innings.
Earlier, Babar had earlier scored his 18th century in the 97th innings and had become the first batter to slam 18 centuries in less than 100 innings.
Babar achieved his 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th centuries in the fewest innings and had slammed his first 10 tons in just 68 innings and then scored nine centuries in 34 innings.
Most ODI career runs after 102 innings
Babar Azam (Pakistan) — 5,353
Hashim Amla (South Africa) — 5,165
Viv Richards (West Indies) — 4,624
Joe Root (England)— 4,480
Shai Hope (West Indies) — 4,465
Shikhar Dhawan (India) — 4,401