Babar Azam hits 114* off 62, third-fastest to score 5,000 T20 runs

Updated: September 17, 2020 2:08:17 pm

Babar AzamBabar Azam came out of a bad form and smashed a record breaking ton. (Twitter)

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.

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).

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