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Babar Azam Second Fastest to 3,000 ODI Runs



BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s Babar Azam on Wednesday became the second fastest batsman to reach the milestone of 3,000 runs in one-day Cricket.

He reached the milestone during his innings against New Zealand when he edged Mitchell Santner for a single to take his 29th run of the innings.

Babar achieved the feat of 3,000 runs in 68 innings to become the fastest Pakistani to do so, surpassing Inzamam ul Haq by margin of 19 innings.

The only player in the world to reach 3,000 runs in fewer innings than Babar is South Africa’s Hashim Amla who reached the milestone in 57 innings. Babar had earlier completed 2,000 ODI runs in 45 innings – also the joint second fastest to that milestone.

Babar averages above 51 in ODI cricket for Pakistan and before the World Cup match against New Zealand, he had scored nine centuries and 14 fifties in 67 innings.

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