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Babar Azam Concedes 6 Sixes In An Over, Then Hits Century in 26 balls

The T10 format of cricket is already grabbing the attention of the world. However, the exploits of Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik in a recent T10 match have made the world sit up and take notice.

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi’s foundation’s charity match witnessed some power hitting as Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik put on quite a show with the bat. Malik smoked six sixes in an over off Azam’s bowling to help SAF Red score 210 runs in 10 overs. Azam got his revenge during the run chase, as he powered SAF Green’s reply with a 26-ball hundred. The right-hander clobbered eleven sixes and seven boundaries, scoring at a strike rate of 384.62. Fittingly, Afridi hit the winning runs for SAF green with a boundary.


Last year, Pakistan’s coach Mickey Arthur compared Azam to Virat Kohli, saying the 23-year-old reminds him of the India skipper at the same age.

Malik, playing for Shahid Afridi Foundation Red team, launched Babar Azam for six sixes in the seventh over as his team reached an imposing 201 in 10 overs.


In response, Babar Azam tore into the bowling attack and managed to take his revenge by hammering a 26-ball century as Shahid Afridi Foundation Green chased down the target to win by nine wickets.

Recently, the Twenty20 format witnessed a record knock by Rohit Sharma who equalled the fastest 100 when he reached his landmark off 35 balls in Indore against Sri Lanka.

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