Nine Of The Best: Babar Azam's Streak Of Brilliance

Who doesn't know Babar Azam? This young Pakistani batsman has earned respect from all corners of the world. Although many new players are marking their presence, Babar stands out in the crowd for many reasons. The breaking of old records set by veteran cricketers has become Babar Azam News today. Let’s find out more!

New Record by Babar Azam: 9 of the Best

While breaking records isn't uncommon in cricket, some players make it special with their class. Babar Azam deserves a special mention here. He knocked off the record for most consecutive 50-plus scores in international cricket, previously held by Javed Miandad. Let's take a closer look at how Babar achieved this astonishing feat.

Number One

His first 50-plus score on the record came against Australia. On a low, bouncy, and turning Karachi pitch, Pakistan needed 510 runs to win in the fourth innings of the second test match of the series. When Babar came to bat, Pakistan was 21 for 2. While the Game ended in a draw, Babar amassed 196 runs and ensured that his team didn't lose the match.

Number Two

Babar Azam slammed 67 runs in the final test match against Australia. Although Pakistan was bowled out for 268 against the 391 set by Australia, Babar’s innings came as a highlight of the match. The crowd cherished his crisp drives and occasional lofted shots.

Number Three

His third 50-plus knock came in the second innings of the final test held in Lahore. Chasing 351 in the remaining 121 overs, Pakistan were bundled out for 235. However, Babar showed his class with immense consistency in the match, especially in crunch situations.

Number Four

On a scorching afternoon, Australia and Pakistan were all set to start the three-match ODI series. Chasing a massive total of 313 runs, Babar Azam walked into the pitch at 24 for 1. He soon found his grip with a straight drive. Playing the field well, Babar reached 50 before falling to Michel Swepson’s leg spin.

Number Five

After losing the first ODI, Pakistan went to the second game, putting Australia to bat first, who set a victory target of 348. Pakistan managed to win the game, all thanks to some fantastic innings by Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam. Babar scored 114 of just 82 balls before getting out.

Number Six

It was a do-or-die match for both Australia and Pakistan to clinch the series. The Pakistani bowling was splendid. They restricted Australia to 210. Babar Azam showed his complete range with stylish drives and nonchalant glances. He slammed a century to ensure that his team won their first-ever ODI series against Australia since 2002.

Number Seven

Azam’s seventh 50-plus score came to life in a one-off T20 match against Australia. While the Aussies won the match, Babar Azam showed his class, scoring 66 of 46 balls. Despite the loss, the crowd witnessed an awesome innings that included cover drives, sweep shots, and glances.

Number Eight

Babar’s eighth consecutive 50-plus knock in international cricket came against the West Indies. Chasing 306, Babar slammed a century, and Pakistan won the match. This was his third consecutive 100.

Number Nine

Babar hit his record-breaking ninth consecutive 50-plus score against the West Indies in the next match. The batsman slammed 77 off 93 before falling to Akeal Hossein. With quick singles and fine boundaries, Babar ensured that his team set up a formidable score of 275 to win the match.

Records and Babar Azam’s statistics have become synonyms today. Babar’s 9 of the best is a sign of the new batting Era. It would be interesting to see how many new records Babar Azam breaks.

Is Babar an aggressive batsman?
He is silent as well as aggressive. The batsman plays as per the demands of the playing conditions.
What makes Babar Azam so special?
His resilience and patience give him an edge over other players.
Is Babar the best-ever Pakistani batsman?
It’d be too early to answer this question. However, the way he’s playing will soon earn him this badge.