Babar Azam slow down to a full century

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Babar Azam slow down to a full century

Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam was criticized by Simon Doull for being slow to complete his PSL century during the match between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators on Wednesday.

Babar was on 80 from 44 at one point but took 16 more deliveries to reach his century, completed by hitting a boundary.

Zalmi ended up losing the match, courtesy of Jason Roy’s impressive record of 145 runs, the highest score by any individual. together in the history of the PSL.

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However, this is not the first time that the 28-year-old has tried to be a little cautious while closing the hundred-mark in T20 cricket.

Last year, in the seven-match series between Pakistan and England, Babar made a 110-run knock in the second T20I to chase the 200-run mark. organized by tourists.

Babar and Rizwan cruised to the target till 17th it was over, needing 24 from 18 balls to win the match, with the Pakistan captain on 98 before conceding 58.

At 18th over, Babar missed the first two deliveries and then took one off the next ball to reach 99. Rizwan also managed one off the next delivery.

With Pakistan needing 22 from 14 deliveries, Babar opted to close and run for one to complete his century, instead of trying to hit a boundary and make the match easier for the team.

In the end, the Pakistan team was not affected as they managed to score 17 runs in the next over and ended the match with three balls to spare. However, the match was not without a few anxious moments for the Pakistan fans.


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