Pak vs Aus: Babar Azam celebrated his ton while still at 99 not coming out.© Twitter
Not many know exactly what happened to the third ball in the 41st match at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore when Babar Azam celebrated it in style against Australia. Usually, when a player scores a hundred, the host audience rejoices and sings songs of praise for that player. However, nothing was on display even as the home team captain jumped into the air and pumped his fists to celebrate his 15th tan. The catch was that Babar was still not out when he punched the air happily after he finished two runs. The hilarious incident was even acknowledged by the players on the field who were left to split, even making Babar smile later.
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On the next ball, normalcy was restored when Babar completed an amazing hundred that helped his team chase a record total of 349 runs.
In addition to Babar, the curtain opener Imam-ul-Haq also played his part and completed another hundred fines against visiting Australians.
This is Pakistan’s highest successful chase run in their ODI cricket history.
Earlier, Australia had recorded a huge score of 348 runs which looked like a gripping series total on a flat deck in Lahore. That number might have been more if not for the excellence of rider Shaheen Afridi, who finished the race with four wickets.
The final ODI will be played at the same venue on April 2nd.
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