Updated: September 17, 2020 2:08:17 pm
Pakistan’s talented batsman Babar Azam scored his fourth T20 century and converted his career-best T20 score of 114 off just 64 balls on Wednesday night. He was playing in a North group match for the ongoing season of the Vitality T20 Blast between Glamorgan and Somerset in Cardiff.
The Somerset batsman had scored 6, 0 and 10 in his last three innings and was facing a lot of criticism from the fans. Azam touched the three-figure mark tonight to play a potentially match-winning knock away from home.
The Pakistan batter had opened the innings with Steven Davis and having lost his partner for 8, Azam took full advantage of the spread-out field to play a bigger knock. The right-handed batsman displayed all his shots and reached his half-century in the 11th over.
T20 career best 114* from 62 balls 🔥
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 16, 2020
He along with Lewis Goldsworthy (38*) took the Sommerset total to 183/3 in 20 overs. Both stiched an unbeaten 110-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
Playing his fifth match of the season, Azam scored 114* (62) with the help of nine fours and two sixes. He surpassed his previous T20 career-best of 102 (not out) and became the third-fastest batsman to score 5,000 T20 runs after Chris Gayle (132) and Shaun Marsh (144).
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd