Babar Azam scored a century during Pakistan vs Australia A 3-day practice match. He is still unbeaten at the crease along with Asad Shafiq who has also scored a hundred. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first and have scored 250 plus score for the loss of three wickets. Pakistan did not get a good start as they lost their skipper Azhar Ali got dismissed cheaply at 11 runs by Michael Neser. The other two wickets of Shan Masood and Haris Sohail were dismissed by Riley Meredith. The centuries by these both batsmen have taken Pakistan to a strong position. Australia Vs Pakistan, Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd T20I Match.
Babar Azam has also been named the captain of Pakistan Cricket Team in the shortest format of the game. He is currently one of the leading batsmen in the world and has already made a good name in ODIs and T20Is. In ODIs, he has scored 15 half-centuries and 11 hundred and has scored 3359 runs from 74 ODIs. He averages 54.17 with a strike rate of 87.08.
Now speaking about his Test career, he has made 1235 runs from 21 matches where he has scored a century and 11 half-centuries. With this 100, he has proved that he can be a good batsman in Test too. The on-going three-day practice match will get over on Nov 13, 2019. Pakistan will play one more two-day practice game against Cricket Australia XI from Nov 15, 2019, before they head to play 1st Test against Aussies which will start from Nov 21, 2019.
Babar Azam must have gained some momentum from this century after a disastrous T20I series against Australia which his team lost by 0-2. Pakistan indeed is having a bad time in white-ball game, now let us see how they perform in the long format under the leadership of Azhar Ali.