After helping Pakistan beat West Indies by five wickets on Wednesday, Babar Azam became the first batsman to achieve three consecutive hundreds in one-day internationals. As Pakistan chased down a target of 306 in Multan, captain Babar shared a 103-run partnership with Imam-ul-Haq (65) and a 108-run partnership with Mohammad Rizwan (59) to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
Before Wednesday’s encounter, Babar, who is 27 years old, had two centuries against Australia and three tones in a row against the West Indies in 2016.
Babar’s 17th ODI century included nine fours, and the world’s top-ranked ODI batsman also passed former India leader Virat Kohli to become the fastest player to 1,000 runs as captain. In comparison to Kohli’s 17, Babar took 13 innings to achieve the milestone.