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Baber Azam smashes third consecutive ODI hundreds against West Indies

ABU DHABI: Babar Azam smashed his third consecutive hundreds in the third and final ODI against West Indies at Sheikh Zaid stadium Abu Dhabi to become the third Pakistani to have scored three consecutive One-Day hundred.

Azam became the youngest batsman of test cricket history to achieve the feat.

Zaheer Abbas and Saeed Anwar are the other two Pakistan batsmen who had achieved the feat of scoring three back to back 100s in three matches. The young top order batsman scored 117 runs in just 106 balls and was bowled out by Pollard.

Earlier Pakistan captain Azhar Ali also scored hundred ending a bad form which caused mounted pressure on him to perform as leader of the team.

Earlier,  Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat in Abu Dhabi, which meant that West Indies would have to chase a target for the third time in as many matches. A hot, cloudless afternoon and surface that looked batsman-friendly may have influenced Azhar Ali’s decision.