Babar Azam vs Virat Kohli: Pakistan skipper set to dethrone India captain from numero uno place in ODI rankings | Cricket Information
After one more valiant present by Pakistan skipper Babar Azam within the third and last ODI in opposition to South Africa on Wednesday, the right-handed batsman is all set to dethrone Indian captain Virat Kohli from the primary batsman place within the ICC rankings.
Babar scored 94 from 82 balls within the sequence decider and located nice assist from previous-match centurion Fakhar Zaman because the duo helped Pakistan pile a stiff 320/7 in 50 overs.
— ICC (@ICC) April 7, 2021
Batting at a strike price, Azam innings had seven fours and three maximums, earlier than he was run-out by Kyle Verreynne within the last ball of the Pakistan innings. In the meantime, his associate Fakhar scored another fine century earlier than he was dismissed on 101 (104) by Keshav Mahraj within the thirty sixth over.
In the meantime, Babar has been having fun with a superb outing in South Africa and scored a match-defining ton within the sequence opener. Earlier than the beginning of the competition, the Pakistan skipper was simply 5 factors behind Kohli within the rankings and now with 94 off 82 balls, it stands as a mere formality earlier than the Pakistan skipper officialy takes the highest spot within the ODI batsman podium.
India, however, will not be scheduled to play the 50-over format anytime quickly so it’s going to depart Babar because the primary batsman for a major interval.
Babar added one other feather to his illustrious cap on Friday final week after he he turned the fastest men’s cricketer to score 13th centuries in ODIs. Enjoying in his 78th ODI on Friday, Babar smashed 103 runs to information his group to a three-wicket win within the first ODI of the three-match sequence in opposition to South Africa on the SuperSport Park. He surpassed former Proteas batsman Hashim Amla and India skipper Virat Kohli to realize the feat.