Nasim Shah rewrites 50 years of ODI history in Pakistan

Nasim Shah rewrites 50 years of ODI history in Pakistan

The fast bowler Nasim Shah of the national team has etched his name in the history of Pakistan's 50-year one-day cricket, becoming the first Pakistani bowler to take at least one wicket in his first 13 one-day matches in his career.

Nasim Shah secured 3 wickets against Bangladesh in the super four stage of the Asia Cup at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. So far, in his 20-year career, he has taken 32 wickets in 13 matches with an average of 15.31.

Earlier Pakistan's captain Babar Azam has once again made his name in the record books, surpassing India's Virat Kohli in achieving the honor of becoming the fastest captain to reach 2000 runs in One Day International cricket. Babar took 31 innings to reach this milestone, while Virat Kohli had achieved 2000 ODI runs as captain in 36 innings.

South Africa's AB de Villiers and Australia's Michael Clarke are third and fourth in this list with 41 and 47 innings, respectively. During the Asia Cup's super four match against Bangladesh at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium, the Pakistani captain achieved this feat, reaching 8,000 runs.

Last week, Babar scored a brilliant 151 runs off just 131 balls in the opening match of the Asia Cup, surpassing South Africa's Hashim Amla and becoming the fastest century maker in the history of one-day cricket with 19 centuries.