Pak vs Eng 3rd ODI Stats Review: Babar Azam’s impressive 14th ODI century and much more

Let us have a look at some of the milestones achieved in Babar Azam's 158 knock.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 14 July 2021 3:35 pm

Babar Azam, who is currently ranked as number 1 batsman in ODIs, had smashed a fantabulous century against England in the 3rd ODI, after his lacklusture show in the first 2 ODIs. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan's 179-run partnership for 3rd wicket has helped Pakistan put a mammoth total of 331 runs on board in the 1st innings. England chasing a total, were reduced to 165/5 after 24 overs. The 6th wicket partnership of 129 runs between James Vince and Lewis Gregory helped England chase down 332 with 2 overs to spare.

Let us have a look at some of the numbers and stats from 3rd ODI:

6: England has chased down a target of 330+ for the 6th time in ODI history and that remains to be the most for any team,

2000: Imam-ul-Haq completed 2000 runs in ODIs. He has done so in 46 innings and became the 5th fastest to accomplish that feat overall.

Fastest to reach 2000 ODI runs (inns-wise):

Hashim Amla - 40 innings
Zaheer Abbas - 45 innings
Kevin Pietersen - 45 innings
Babar Azam - 45 innings
Imam-ul-Haq - 46 innings

14: Babar Azam has become the fastest to record 14 centuries in ODIs from just 81 innings.

Fastest to record 14 centuries in ODIs (inns-wise):

Babar Azam - 81 inns
Hashim Amla - 84 inns
David Warner - 98 inns

129: Lewis Gregory and James Vince recorded 129 run partnership for 6th wicket and that ends up being highest 6th wicket partnership for England in a successful run-chase.

158: Babar Azam's 158 is the highest ever score for a Pakistan captain.

Highest score by a Pakistan batsman in ODIs:

Fakhar Zaman - 210* vs Zim, 2018
Saeed Anwar - 194 vs Ind, 1997
Fakhar Zaman - 193 vs SA, 2021
Imran Nazir - 160 vs Zim, 2007
Babar Azam - 158 vs Eng, 2021

1000:  Lewis Gregory became 1000th player to record a 50+ knock in ODI history. During that 129-run partnership, Lewis Gregory recorded his maiden ODI fifty and James Vince recorded his maiden ODI century.

1: Babar Azam's 158 is the highest ever score for an Asian player against England on England soil. In his 158-run knock, he surpassed Sanath Jayasuriya's 152-run knock which scored at Leeds ground in 2006.

Highest individual score in ODIs vs Eng in Eng soil:

Viv Richards - 189* in Manchester, 1984
Martin Guptill - 189* in Southampton, 2013
Evin Lewis - 176* in The Oval, 2017
Babar Azam - 158 in Birmingham, 2021
Sanath Jayasuriya - 152 in Leeds, 2006

3: Babar Azam has smashed all his 14 centuries at number 3 position in ODIs. Also he has 3rd most centuries in ODIs for Pakistan and 3rd joint-most centuries in ODIs since 2016.

Most centuries in ODIs since 2016:

Rohit Sharma - 21
Virat Kohli - 20
Babar Azam - 14
David Warner - 14

Most Centuries for Pak in ODIs:

Saeed Anwar - 20
Mohd Yousuf - 15
Babar Azam - 14

Most centuries at number 3 position in ODIs:

Virat Kohli - 36
Ricky Ponting - 29
Kumar Sangakkara - 18
Babar Azam - 14
Jacques Kallis - 13

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