World Cup warm-up: Babar Azam warms up with hundred against Afghanistan

Azam has been among the runs in the lead up to the tournament and even scored a century in the recently concluded ODI series against host England.

Babar Azam continued his run glut with a 100 in the warm-up match.   -  ap

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam, on Friday, warmed up for the World Cup with a hundred against Afghanistan in a warm-up match in Bristol. Azam reached the landmark with a single off Aftab Alam in the 43rd over.

Azam has been among the runs in the lead up to the tournament and even scored a century in the recently concluded ODI series against host England.

Azam struck two sixes and nine fours during a knock which helped Pakistan recover after it was reduced to three for 65. The right-hander added 103 for the fifth wicket with Shoaib Malik, who fell after a brisk knock of 44.

Azam has 2739 runs from 64 ODIs with 12 fifties and nine hundreds.