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Most Centuries in Calendar Year: Babar 2nd behind Bairstow


Most Centuries in Calendar year: Babar Azam continues to rise in stature as the Pakistan captain slammed an epic century on Day…

Most Centuries in Calendar year: Babar Azam continues to rise in stature as the Pakistan captain slammed an epic century on Day 2 of the SL vs PAK 1st test in Galle. With the visitors in deep trouble, Azam led from the front in what is his fifth century of 2022. The century puts him in the running for the most centuries this year, with Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root leading the chase. Follow Sri Lanka vs Pakistan live updates on Insidesport.IN

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Most Centuries in Calendar Year: Babar Azam joins RACE with Jonny Bairstow & Joe Root for most centuries in a year after Galle heroics: Check OUT

Babar Azam continued his stellar form in 2022 as he slammed his fifth century of the year in a stunning captain’s knock in Galle. Pakistan were reduced to 85/7 when Babar fought a lone battle to score his seventh test ton. 

Most Centuries in Calendar Year: Babar Azam joins RACE with Jonny Bairstow & Joe Root for most centuries in a year after Galle heroics: Check OUT

Azam’s knock puts him only second behind Jonny Bairstow for most centuries in 2022. The England wicketkeeper has hit a purple patch, scoring 6 centuries since the turn of the year. Former England captain Joe Root also has five centuries this year, but the 31-year-old has played 8 more innings than the Pakistan skipper. 

Most centuries in 2022

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
JM Bairstow (ENG) 11 19 3 1039 162 64.93 1365 76.11 6 1 2 126 18
Babar Azam (PAK) 11 13 1 1032 196 86 1584 65.15 5 5 0 99 8
JE Root (ENG) 12 21 3 938 176 52.11 1534 61.14 5 1 4 106 3
Imam-ul-Haq (PAK) 10 13 2 869 157 79 1423 61.06 4 5 0 70 12
UT Khawaja (AUS) 7 13 4 888 160 98.66 1711 51.89 4 3 0 91 4

Most Centuries in Calendar Year: Babar Azam joins RACE with Jonny Bairstow & Joe Root for most centuries in a year after Galle heroics: Check OUT

The calendar year’s record for the most centuries stands with Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 12 in 1998. Former India captain Virat Kohli scored 11 centuries twice in a calendar year, in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Ricky Ponting also scored 11 hundreds back in 2003.

Babar Azam, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root will all have the chance to chase Sachin’s record for over two decades. Many have come close and the trio would hope to eclipse the rare feat and continue their form for the remaining five months of 2022.

Most Centuries in Calendar Year: Babar Azam joins RACE with Jonny Bairstow & Joe Root for most centuries in a year after Galle heroics: Check OUT

Fastest to 10000 international runs for an Asian country (by innings):

  • 228: Babar Azam
  • 232: Virat Kohli
  • 243: Sunil Gavaskar
  • 248: Javed Miandad
  • 253: Sourav Ganguly

In another record, Babar Azam went past quite a few named players en route to register this iconic landmark. Previously Virat Kohli was the fastest Asian cricketer to register 10000 international runs. Kohli achieved this feat in just 232 innings. However, Babar Azam went on to go and achieve this record 4 innings faster. Babar took 228 innings to get this wonderful feat.

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