Colombo Strikers Captain Achieves Milestone in Lanka Premier League. Babar Azam’s remarkable 10th T20 century in the Lanka Premier League cements his status as one of the format’s greats, following a breathtaking 104-run innings against Galle Titans.
In a spectacular display of cricketing prowess, Babar Azam, the Pakistani cricket sensation, etched his name in the annals of T20 history by becoming only the second player to record 10 centuries in the shortest format of the game. Babar’s masterful innings of 104 off 59 balls for Colombo Strikers against Galle Titans during the Lanka Premier League match held at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Monday left cricket enthusiasts around the world in awe.
Babar’s remarkable journey to the milestone featured a series of breathtaking performances across various T20 leagues. With three international T20 hundreds under his belt, along with two each in the Vitality Blast and National T20 Cup representing Somerset and Central Punjab, he had previously struck a century for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League and another during a tour match against Leicestershire.
The Monday match not only marked Babar’s first triple-digit score in the Lanka Premier League but also made him the fourth centurion in the tournament’s history. The impeccable innings not only showcased his batting finesse but also led Colombo Strikers to a thrilling seven-wicket victory, with just one ball to spare, in pursuit of a challenging target of 189 runs.
The accolade brings Babar Azam’s T20 century count to an impressive 10, placing him second on the list of most T20 hundreds. The only player ahead of him is West Indies’ Chris Gayle, who has a staggering 22 centuries in 463 T20 matches. Babar’s 10 centuries come from 264 T20 games, highlighting his consistent brilliance across formats.
Babar’s latest achievement has elevated him to a rare echelon of T20 cricket, rubbing shoulders with some of the game’s greatest names. His feat is also a testament to his skill, determination, and adaptability across different cricketing scenarios. With the T20 format continually evolving, Babar Azam’s contributions promise to set new benchmarks and inspire cricketers of the current and upcoming generations.
Most Hundreds in T20s
|Chris Gayle (WI)||22||88||463||14,562||144.75|
|Babar Azam (PAK)||10||77||264||7,293||129.05|
|David Warner (AUS)||8||99||356||11,695||140.61|
|Virat Kohli (IND)||8||91||374||8,972||133.35|
|Aaron Finch (AUS)||8||77||382||8,223||138.53|
As Babar Azam continues to raise the bar of excellence, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await his upcoming performances, hopeful for more moments of magic on the field.