Pakistan's Babar Azam becomes fastest player to reach 5000 runs in ODIs
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Pakistan skipper Babar Azam on 5th May became the fastest batsman to complete 5,000 one-day international runs during the fourth match against New Zealand in Karachi.
An overview of the news
He crossed the 5000 run-mark in 97 innings. Babar broke Hashim Amla's record of scoring 5000 runs in 101 innings.
Azam has been the number one batsman in the International Cricket Council's ODI rankings for the last two years.
He is the 14th Pakistani to complete 5,000 or more runs in ODI cricket, topped by former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq with 11,701 runs.
Azam made his ODI debut in May 2015 against Zimbabwe in his hometown Lahore.
Former West Indies legend Vivian Richards completed his 5,000 runs in ODIs in 114 innings.
Former Indian team captain Virat Kohli is fourth in this list with 114 innings.
Australian opening batsman David Warner has now reached number 5 in this list with 115 innings.
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