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Babar Azam Becomes Fastest Asian Batsman To Score 3,000 Runs


BIRMINGHAM (England)– Pakistani cricketer Babar Azam on Wednesday became the fastest Pakistani and Asian batsman to reach the milestone of 3,000 runs in one-day Cricket.

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

Babar reached the milestone of 3,000 runs in 68 innings to become the fastest Pakistani to do so surpassing Inzamam ul Haq by a 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 2000 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 9 centuries and 14 fifties in 67 innings.