In the opening match against the West Indies, Pakistan captain Babar Azam became the fastest batsman to reach 17 ODI centuries in terms of innings, surpassing former South African batting great Hashim Amla.
Babar Azam, who has four hundreds in his previous five innings, took 85 innings, Hashim Amla 98 innings, and Virat Kohli 112 innings to achieve the record.
David Warner, Australia’s hard-hitting opening batter, is also on the list, having reached his 17th century in 113 innings, while Aaron Finch, Australia’s white-ball skipper, did so in 126 innings.
|Hashim Alma||South Africa||98||17|
Earlier this year, the 27-year-old surpassed Hashim Amla, who completed his 15th ODI century in 86 innings, becoming the fastest hitter to score 15 ODI hundreds in 83 innings. He also set the record for the most centuries with 14 in a row.
After the 85th inning of his ODI career, Babar also passed Hashim Amla for the most runs scored. With at least 1,000 runs, he also has the greatest ODI average of 91.36, ahead of Virat Kohli’s 72.65.
With a century per five innings, Babar has the highest century ratio, followed by Imam-ul-Haq with a century every 5.5 innings and Virat Kohli with a century every 5.8 innings.
|Batter||Innings||100s||Innings to 100 Ratio|
|Ryan ten Doeschate||32||5||6.4|
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