Twitter erupts as Babar Azam’s Pakistan pull off their highest chase in ODI cricket

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  • Pakistan defeated Australia by six wickets in the second ODI at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Thursday.

  • Babar Azam was adjudged the 'Player of the Match'.

Twitter erupts as Babar Azam’s Pakistan pull off their highest chase in ODI cricket
Babar Azam (Photo Source: Twitter)
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Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq smashed quick centuries on Thursday as Pakistan beat Australia by six wickets in the second ODI and level the three-match series (1-1).

Captain Babar played a scintillating knock of 114 (83) while Imam hit a 97-ball 106 as the hosts reached to 349/4 with an over to spare.

It was Pakistan’s first win over Australia since 2017 and also their highest successful run chase in ODI cricket.

Earlier, Australia posted an another imposing 348 for 8 after Pakistan won the toss and opted to field for the second time in a row. Number 3 batter Ben McDermott (104 off 108) registered his maiden ODI ton and formed the cornerstone of Australia’s total.

Travis Head (89) missed out on his second successive hundred while Marnus Labuschagne (59 off 49) and Marcus Stoinis (49 off 33) played cameos to set up another huge total for the Green Team after the Aussies defended 313/7 in the first ODI in Lahore on Tuesday, March 29.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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