Babar Azam’s century against New Zealand in the fourth ODI match at National Stadium Karachi was a sight to behold. The Pakistani captain led from the front, scoring a brilliant 107 runs off 117 balls, setting the tone for his team’s impressive total of 334 runs in 50 overs.
Azam’s innings was a masterclass in strokeplay, with the right-hander displaying an array of shots all around the ground. He hit 10 fours as part of his innings, and was well-supported by the likes of Shan Masood and Agha Salman, who chipped in with valuable contributions.
The New Zealand bowlers tried everything they could to dismiss Azam, but he proved too good for them on the day. He mixed caution with aggression, and showed great maturity in pacing his innings to perfection. See how Twitterati reacted.
Hundred for Babar Azam, he is leading by example with the bat, fantastic knock after losing Fakhar early in the innings.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 5, 2023
Babar Azam has 18 hundreds & 26 fifties from just 97 innings in ODI. pic.twitter.com/qfPRktBeWn
18th ODIs hundreds for King Babar Azam.— Nawaz 🇵🇰 (@Rnawaz31888) May 5, 2023
7th as Captain, 2nd against New Zealand.. He is a run machine, over 60 average in this format. pic.twitter.com/LJ4sMaByM9
Simply King Babar Azam Things ♥️ pic.twitter.com/cTKfF4hcnz— King Babar Azam Army (@kingbabararmy) May 5, 2023Advertisement
Babar with Amazing 100 😍— R (@Qismatachinahi) May 5, 2023
The KING Roars in Karachi pic.twitter.com/KYbgbYvFnG