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Pakistani skipper Babar Azam Surpasses Virat Kohli & Hashim Amla in Most Runs After 100 Innings in Men’s ODI Cricket

Babar Azam Achieves Highest Run-Scorer Status After 100 Innings in Men’s ODIs

Pakistan’s Cricket team captain, Babar Azam, has now become the leading run-scorer after completing 100 innings in men’s One Day Internationals (ODIs). During the second match of the three-ODI series against Afghanistan in Sri Lanka, Babar surpassed Hashim Amla’s record of 4,946 runs, reaching an impressive total of 5,142 runs. Notably, Babar is the sole player to have crossed the 5,000-run mark after 100 innings.

In the match held at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota, Afghanistan posted a total of 300 runs while batting first. Pakistan’s opening partnership proved fruitful, although Fakhar Zaman was dismissed after a brisk 30 (34) in the ninth over. Babar Azam showcased his prowess by contributing a solid 66-ball 53 with six fours, elevating the score from 52-1 to 170-1. However, he fell early to a delivery from left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi, lofting it to mid-on for an easy catch.

Babar’s latest half-century marked his 26th in ODIs, the second-highest after Viv Richards (34 fifties) among the top-10 run-scorers after their first 100 innings. Babar Azam has also accumulated an impressive 18 centuries, the highest on the list. His batting average of 58.49 in these initial 100 innings stands out as the best among the top 10.

In this ranking, the subsequent top run-scorers after 100 innings include West Indies’ legendary former batsman Viv Richards, current captain Shai Hope, and England’s Joe Root. Notably, India’s Virat Kohli, whose records are often compared to Babar Azam’s, holds the ninth position with 4,230 runs and an average of 49.76.

Hashim Amla still maintains the record for the highest runs after 150 innings, amassing an impressive 7,032 runs. Remarkably, Amla holds the top position for run-scoring milestones from 101 to 174 innings. While he also leads in records from the 29th to 100th innings, Babar Azam has managed to break some of those records recently.

Furthermore, Amla maintains the highest run-scorer status after 176 innings, but from innings 175 to 265, Virat Kohli takes the lead. In 2018, after completing 200 ODI innings, Kohli had accumulated 9,588 runs at an average of 58.11, a record that showcases the immense consistency and longevity required to break such records.

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