Lanka Premier League 2023: Babar Azam shines for Colombo Strikers

Babar Azam

Almost 10 days back, the Lanka Premier League 2023 started, and this league is going superbly well for the fans. In yesterday’s match between Colombo Strikers vs Galle Titans, Babar Azam went on to score a phenomenal century to showcase his talent again in front of the world. He has already been regarded as the great Pakistani batter, and he is providing that claim right day by day. 

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Key moments of the match, and the contribution of the Babar Azam

Galle Titans innings 

  • Galle Titans batted first, and their openers provided them with a dream start. They got an opening stand of 87 runs. This was certainly a quick-fire 87 because both the players made the team reach this total in only 7.5 overs.
  • Soon at the score of 91 both the openers were out, and the score was 91 for 2. 
  • However, again a big partnership happened between Seifert and Shanaka. Both of these players went on to have a partnership of 87 runs. 
  • At the end of the innings, the Titans had put 188 runs on the board. 

Colombo Strikers innings

  • Colombo Strikers are all set to chase a total of 189 runs. The chances of chasing this big target were not very high. But Babar Azam seemed to have a different plan in his mind. 
  • Azam and Nissanka went on to score and gave a start of 111 runs to the team. Nissanka got out, but Babar Azam went on to play for a big score. 
  • Even though Babar Azam was not getting any support from the other end, he kept on going. 
  • In the end, as a lone warrior, Azam made the team win with his brilliant century. 

Azam scored 104 runs, on 59 balls, and to maintain the strike rate of 176.27 runs, he went on to hit 5 sixes. It’ll be interesting to see his contribution in the upcoming matches.