What incredible 27-year-old record has Pakistan batsman Babar Azam broken?

Babar Azam broke Javed Miandad's record for the most runs scored in a World Cup by a Pakistan batsman

Babar Azam broke Javed Miandad’s record for the most runs scored in a World Cup by a Pakistan batsman

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Babar Azam made history against Bangladesh on Friday as he broke Javed Miandad’s World Cup scoring record.

At the 1992 World Cup, which Pakistan won, Miandad scored 437 runs in nine matches, which included five half-centuries, at an average of 62.42.

That record stood for 27 years until Azam broke it this World Cup as he finished with 474 runs in eight games, which included a century and three fifties, at an average of 67.71.

Earlier on, Azam also made history by becoming the fastest Asian batsman to accumulate 3,000 ODI runs.

Azam struck a 98-ball 96 against Bangladesh, which included 11 boundaries, but even though Pakistan won the match by 94 runs, it was not enough to get them into the World Cup semi-finals as they had to defeat Bangladesh by over 300 runs.

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