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Pakistan vs South Africa 2021: Babar Azam Overtakes Virat Kohli to Complete This Unique Record

A century by Babar Azam set up a three-wicket, last-ball win for Pakistan in the first one-day international against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday.

Pakistan vs South Africa 2021: Babar Azam Overtakes Virat Kohli to Complete This Unique Record

Pakistan captain Babar Azam became the fastest to score 13 ODI centuries, overtaking the likes of Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla in the process. Babar took just 76 innings to complete the feat. While Kohli did it in 86 innings, Amla did it in 83.

A century by Babar Azam set up a three-wicket, last-ball win for Pakistan in the first one-day international against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday.The Pakistan captain hit a stroke-filled 103 off 104 balls but his dismissal started a collapse in which fast bowler Anrich Nortje took four wickets in four overs.

Rassie van der Dussen hit 123 not out, his maiden international century.

But South Africa’s total of 273 for six did not seem enough as Babar and Imam-ul-Haq (70) put on 177 for Pakistan’s second wicket, taking them to within 88 runs of victory with 18.2 overs left before Babar was caught behind off Nortje.Four wickets fell for 17 runs. Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan steadied the innings in a partnership of 53 but both were dismissed in the closing overs before Faheem Ashraf hit the winning run off the final ball.



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