SOMERSET: Pakistan’s T20 Captain Babar Azam on Wednesday hit a “magnificent” century within the English county’s Twenty20 Blast, incomes reward from his teammates and the membership.
According to an replace on the Somerset County cricket membership’s Twitter account, the staff ended “with 183/3 from 20 overs”.
“Magnificent from Babar Azam (114* from 62) and Lewis Goldsworthy on debut (38* from 29),” Somerset added.
Babar Azam — ranked among the many high T20 batters — rejoined Somerset for this 12 months’s home T20 Blast, the county had introduced final month. He was the main run-scorer within the 2019 version.
Currently captaining Pakistan of their T20 sequence in England after that includes in all three Tests earlier within the tour, the cricketer had agreed to return to southwest membership Somerset earlier than the coronavirus pandemic upended cricket schedules world wide.
The 25-year-old is enjoying Somerset’s remaining seven group matches plus the knockout levels ought to they qualify.
“He is a great player, is so easy on the eye and fitted brilliantly into our environment last year,” Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry mentioned concerning the Pakistani star, who had compiled 578 runs at a powerful common of 52.54 in his first season with the county.
“We consider Babar to be one of our own,” Hurry had mentioned final month.
The cricketer was toppled by England’s Dawid Malan as the highest T20 worldwide (T20I) batter within the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) batting rankings earlier this month, pushing Azam to the second place.
Australia’s Aaron Finch and Colin Munro, in addition to India’s Lokesh Rahul, remained within the high 5 positions.