Pakistan opener Babar Azam blasted the Leicestershire bowlers all over the park, as he brought up his first T20 hundred to demolish the opposition for a commanding 58-run victory. A great morale-booster for the Men in Green, this dominating triumph in the practice match will allow the Pakistani players to bolster their confidence for the England series.
Babar’s stay at the crease was exemplified by calculated risks and extreme elegance as he raced away to his 63-ball 101 at Grace Road. The right-hander smashed 13 fours and 2 sixes in his enterprising innings, depicting his aggressive style of play.
He put on an opening stand of 104 with Fakhar Zaman, who scored 52 from 30 balls, as the tourists reached 200/6 in their 20 overs. In reply, Leicestershire never looked in the game and was dismissed 58 runs short of Pakistan’s total.