Babar Azam produced a chic unbeaten century underneath strain as Pakistan persevered its revival in the global Cup with the aid of halting New Zealand's unbeaten run with a six-wicket victory, right here Wednesday.

Chasing 238 on a complicated Edgbaston pitch which offered vicious turn, Azam (101) and Sohail (sixty eight) confirmed motive, temperament and resolve at the same time as batting in Pakistan's need to-win recreation.

They raised a 126-run stand for the fourth wicket after Mohammed Hafeez's dismissal off a component-time spinner, all over again, raised eyebrows and Mitchell Santner appeared almost unplayable.


The scenario demanded restraint and Hafeez become set however he threw away his wicket even as looking to attack Kane Williamson.

This become after Fakhar Zaman (nine) changed into accomplished in with the aid of Trent Boult and Imam-ul-Haq (19) became a victim of Lockie Ferguson.

Taking the assault by using the scruff of its neck, Azam shifted the gears after completing his half of-century and hit some glorious shots off Williamson and Boult to preserve the specified run-price underneath test.

The 24-yr-vintage completed his century, 10th in ODIs, with a unmarried of Lockie Ferguson off. His knock, coming off 127 balls, changed into adorned with 11 pictures to the fence.

Shoaib has a phrase of reward for Pakistan

What a player!

while Babar completed his century

significance of the knock

Even Kane Williamson is impressed

With inputs from PTI

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