Pakistan captain Babar Azam created a big world record during the second ODI of the series against West Indies. He scored 77 off 93 balls to register his ninth-consecutive 50+ score in men's international cricket, which is now the longest streak for any batsman in the history of the game.
Earlier in the first ODI against the West Indies, Babar went past former India captain Virat Kohli after reaching the 1000-run mark in 13 games as the leader of Pakistan. The opener became the fastest captain to reach the figure in ODIs. Kohli had reached the figure in his 17th innings. He also went past South Africa's AB de Villiers (20 innings) and New Zealand's Kane Williamson (23 innings).
Currently the world’s number one batsman in ICC ODI rankings, Babar scored a fifty and two centuries in the three-match ODI series against Australia at home in March. He followed this with another half-century in the lone T20I against the Aussies.
In the next assignment, which is the on-going series against the West Indies, Babar scored a century in the first game and a half-century in the next.
In the second ODI, Pakistan put up a total of 275 for 8 in 50 overs with help from Babar and Imam-ul-Haq (72). Later in the game, their bowlers, led by Mohammad Nawaz's four-wicket haul, bundled out West Indies to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The third and final ODI will be played in Multan on June 12.