Babar Azam surpasses Javed Miandad to become highest run-scorer in World Cups

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 July 2019, 05:49 PM
Babar Azam scored most runs for Pakistan in 2019 World Cup (Image Credit: Twitter)
Babar Azam scored most runs for Pakistan in 2019 World Cup (Image Credit: Twitter)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Pakistan won four games in this World cup. 
    • Babar Azam scored most runs for Pakistan in 2019 World Cup. 
    • Mohammad Amir took the most wicket for the team. 

In a must-win match for Pakistan, Babar Azam walked in, displayed nerves of steel and played a remarkable innings, to help his side stay in hunt for all-important semi-finals. However, from a distance, it looks like an improbable mathematical calculation. In order to remain alive in the contention for semi-finals, Pakistan had to not only win the toss but also set enough runs on the board for their bowlers to defend.

In order, Babar Azam rose to the occasion with his superlative knock. However, unfortunately, he fell short of a three-figure mark by 4 runs, which could have been a memorable ton.

Babar showed the intent and produced consistent performances in whole tournament to register 474 runs in 8 innings at an average of 67.17. His run included an unbeaten ton and four crucial fifties. In the process of getting to the score, he also went past Pakistan’s prolific batsman Javed Miandad who scored 437 runs in 1992 World Cup.

With this, Babar Azam is now the highest run-scorer for Pakistan in a single World Cup edition. Interestingly, in his career, he has scored 3726 runs in 70 innings at a scintillating average of 53.55. The career is laced with 10 tons and 15 half-centuries.

Going forward, the onus will be on Babar Azam and other inspiring players to take men-in-green to new heights as the likes of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik are playing their last World Cup. Meanwhile, the encounter against Bangladesh will we there last World Cup game.

Statistics: 

Runs

Name

Year

474

Babar Azam

2019

437

Javed Miandad

1992

368

Saeed Anwar

1999

350

Misbah Ul Haq

2015

349

Rameez Raza

1987 and 1992


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First Published: Friday, July 05, 2019 05:32 PM
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