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Pakistan batsman Babar Azam dedicated his century against New Zealand on Wednesday to his family and the fans.
Azam was named Man of the Match for scoring an unbeaten 101, which came off 127 balls and included 11 boundaries.
Azam’s knock helped Pakistan secure a six-wicket win and hand New Zealand their first loss in the tournament.
In addition to this, it also kept the men in green’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals alive.
“The dearest thing to me is that we won the match. I will dedicate my hundred to my family and the fans for supporting us,” he was quoted as saying by PakPassion.
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against Afghanistan at Headingley on Saturday.
If they beat Afghanistan, Pakistan will then have to take down Bangladesh at Lord’s on July 5 in order to have any chance of reaching the last four.
However, even if they defeat Afghanistan and Bangladesh, it might not be enough as they will have to rely on the results of other matches.