Well Done Babar Azam Fastest Batsman to Score 19 ODI Centuries: Record in 102 Innings

By | September 1, 2023

The opening match of the Asia Cup was played between hosts Pakistan and Nepal in Multan on Wednesday. Pakistan scored 342 runs, their third highest score in the Asia Cup. Playing the tournament for the first time, the Nepal team was bowled out for 104 runs. Pakistan won this match by 238 runs. This is the second biggest win in the history of Asia Cup.

Pakistan’s Babar Azam scored the highest score as a captain in the Asia Cup, breaking Virat Kohli’s record. A total of 14 records were made in this match, of which Babar Azam alone made 6 records. We will know about these records in this story. Starting with Babar’s 6 records.
Pushed past Amla for the fastest 19 ODI hundreds

28-year-old Babar Azam scored the 19th century of his ODI career. For this he took only 102 innings, which is the fastest in the world. He broke the record of South Africa’s Hashim Amla, who scored 19 ODI centuries in 104 innings. India’s Virat Kohli scored such a century after 124 innings.
Highest score as captain in Asia Cup
Babar Azam scored 151 runs off 131 balls against Nepal. He also became the first player to score 150 runs as a captain in the Asia Cup. He broke Virat Kohli’s record for highest score as a captain. Kohli scored 136 runs against Bangladesh in 2014.

Pakistan’s highest score in Asia Cup
Younis Khan holds the record for the highest score for Pakistan in the Asia Cup. He scored 144 against Hong Kong in 2004. Babar made this record by scoring 151 runs

Highest Asia Cup score at home
Babar scored 151 runs at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan, which is also the highest score in the Asia Cup at its home ground. Babar broke the record of Arjun Ranatunga of Sri Lanka. Ranatunga scored 131 against India in Colombo in 1997.

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