Azhar Ali now has a hundred in Australia as well. The Pakistani ODI captain and test opener is having some wonderful times in the recent past. He is going out really strong. He has now an averages greater than even Kohli in the past three years in test cricket.
The best shots that Azhar played were down the ground straight. You can fall in love with those shots. The first one was hit against Starc. It was hit absolutely straight. It went right beside the left foot of Starc and raced away to the fence. There was a couple of these shots played against Hazelwood and Bird as well. The Australian commentators referred one of his straight hits as the shot of the day. It was a brilliant well established knock from the Pakistan ODI skipper.
Azhar nudged the ball down the leg side to get a couple and reach his hundred. He was esthetic to reach another hundred. This one also has its own important because it was hit on an Australian ground against Australia in a test match. So these things do count if you are an Asian player.
Azhar Ali has helped Pakistan get to over 300 runs. The only issues is the time that has been wasted by the rains. There are 80 odd over that have been washed away by the rain. Pakistan is over 300 runs at the moment and they have 4 wickets in their pocket. So the first innings batting will end well for Pakistan. They now have to bowl really well.