The Pakistan cricket team did not make it to the semifinals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as New Zealand had the better run rate with equal points at the end. However, there were some individual performances from young players in the side which is a good sign for Pakistan cricket moving forward.
Top order batsman Babar Azam had a dream run in the mega event as he became the highest run scorer for Pakistan in a single edition of the World Cup (474 runs), surpassing the great Javed Miandad who scored 437 runs in the 1992 World Cup.
The 24-year-old batsman missed his 11th ODI century by a couple of runs as he was undone by a lovely yorker from Mohammad Saifuddin. Babar played a scintillating knock of 96 off 98 balls as he sent the ball to the boundary on 11 occasions with lovely strokes all around the ground.