Pakistan’s top-order batsman Babar Azam had to make his way into the middle earlier than what he expected as opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq took a blow to the grill of his helmet and had to leave early. However, right from the word go, Babar looked in sublime touch to register a meaningful knock.
Smashing the second ball of Lockie Ferguson to the point boundary, the motivated Pakistani cricketer disclosed his intentions clearly. While he recently struggled badly in the ODIs against the same opposition, but this knock didn’t even have a shadow of his horrific run.
The quality knock of 24-year old batsman saw him building a match-winning partnership with Fakhar Zaman in the second of the three-match ODI series. Mustering a timely 46 of just 50 balls, the Lahore born batsman managed 5 fours to add flavor to his enticing innings.