Ton-up Babar Azam sets the tone ahead of ‘high intensity’ India vs Pakistan clash | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam on Wednesday fired a warning shot with a stunning ton forward of the marquee India vs Pakistan Asia Cup conflict on September 2.
Main his staff from the entrance, Babar scored a sensational 131-ball 151 to energy his facet to a crushing 238-run win over minnows Nepal within the match opener in Multan.
The ton was Babar’s in nineteenth in ODIs, making him the quickest to perform the feat (102 innings) within the format.
After the match Babar mentioned that the win gave his facet numerous confidence forward of the massive recreation in opposition to India.
“This win will give us the arrogance. India Pakistan will all the time carry excessive depth, we’ll strive our greatest,” Babar mentioned.
Stitching two essential partnerships with Mohammad Rizwan (44) and Iftikhar Ahmed (109*), Babar powered Pakistan to a mammoth 342 for six. Speaking about his knock, Babar mentioned he was initially trying to construct his innings after the early fall of wickets.

“Once I went in, the ball wasn’t approaching correctly, so I used to be attempting to construct an innings with Rizwan. Then we had a special part, generally Rizwan gave me confidence, generally I gave him perception. Iftikhar additionally performed an ideal innings when he got here on. When he got here in, I advised him to play his pure recreation and he was snug after 2-3 boundaries. (On bowlers) A few overs we weren’t up to speed, however the best way our pacers began after which the spinners had been sensible,” mentioned Babar.

After win in Multan, Pakistan now transfer to Pallekele in Sri Lanka for his or her match in opposition to India.

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