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Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq shared a 120-run partnership for the second wicket in the second ODI against West Indies and put the team in a good position.
Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan cricket team, has been in excellent form for some time now. His bat is continuously spewing runs and he is making records. along with Babur Pakistan (Pakistan Cricket Team) ODI opener Imam-ul-Haq is also in strong form like him and he is also scoring runs fiercely. Both the batsmen have made particularly big partnerships in ODI cricket in the last few months. In the ongoing ODI series against the West Indies, both of them have continued their style and are scoring a lot of runs for Pakistan. Despite this, something happened between the two on Friday, that in front of thousands of spectators, Imam ul Haq got furious on Babar in the middle ground. He openly vented his anger, which Pakistan captain Babar was left on seeing only.
In the second ODI being played in Lahore on Friday, June 10, Pakistan batted first and once again the team lost the wicket of opener Fakhar Zaman early. In such a situation, Captain Babar and Imam took over the innings. Like in the last few matches, both batted once again and carried the score. However, during this time there was a mistake or two while taking runs between the two and eventually this also became the reason for the end of this partnership.
Imam furious over Babar’s mistake
Babar Azam completed his half-century on the fourth ball in the 28th over of the Pakistani innings. Then on the fifth ball, Imam came on strike. Left-arm spinner Aqeel Hossain’s delivery was pushed to midwicket by Imam and ran for a run and was shocked as he reached the runner’s end.
Babar Azam was frozen in his place and was watching the ball. The Windies fielder did not let this opportunity go from hand and Imam was run out.
Imam had scored 72 runs by this time and did not appear to be in any trouble. In such a situation, he could not stop his anger due to missing the chance of a century with such a mistake. He vented his anger without looking at Babar Azam and was seen murmuring a lot as he went to the pavilion.
Special achievement in the name of Imam
By the way, before getting out, both the batsmen shared a 120-run partnership and put the team in a good position. Imam scored 72 runs in 72 balls, in which he hit 6 fours. This was Imam’s sixth consecutive fifty in ODIs. He became only the second batsman to do so. Ahead of him is only former Pakistan great batsman Javed Miandad, who scored half-centuries in 9 consecutive innings.