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Babar Completes 5000 T20 Runs

The Pakistani batsman Babar Azam has become the third-fastest to score 5,000 T20 runs.

Playing for Somerset during the vitality T20 blast in Cardiff, Babar Azam registered his fourth T20 century and did enough to convert it into his career-best T20 score.

Playing his fifth match of the season, the right-hand batsman ended up scoring unbeaten 114 off 62 with the help of nine fours and two sixes to surpass his previous T20 career-best of 102 not-out. In the process, Azam also became the third-fastest batsman to score 5,000 t20 runs after Chris Gayle and Shaun Marsh.