In the second game of the series on Saturday in Lahore, Babar batted a scorching century to lead the hosts to 192 for four. He appeared to be in excellent form.
Babar Azam scored just nine runs in his record-breaking 100th T20I appearance in the first game of the series against New Zealand. But on Saturday at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore in the second game of the series, the Pakistan captain looked in superb form as he hit a scorching century to propel the hosts to 192 for 4. And with that performance, Babar destroyed the astounding T20 cricket stats of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
Mohammad Rizwan flourished during Pakistan’s highly effective powerplay, scoring 32 runs off 20 balls, whereas Babar only managed to get 26 off 16. When Matt Henry struck twice in as many balls after Pakistan reached the halfway point of the innings, they fell behind 4 in just 13 balls.
Shortly after, Babar turned fifty and immediately shifted into high gear to cope with limits. Iftikhar Ahmed, who scored 33 runs in 19 balls, gave him excellent support as the two stitched an 87-run partnership to help Babar reach his third T20I century, which came on the last ball of the innings with a thunderous boundary over cover.