PAKvWI: Babar Azam makes history as Pakistan beat West Indies in first Multan ODI

Both sides are eager to secure crucial points to make direct qualification in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

Web Desk 11:33 PM | 8 Jun, 2022
PAKvWI: Babar Azam makes history as Pakistan beat West Indies in first Multan ODI
Source: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)

MULTAN – Babar Azam on Wednesday became the first batsman to score three consecutive hundreds in one-day internationals on two separate occasions after his 103 helped Pakistan draw first blood against the West Indies in Multan series.

The skipper shared a 103-run partnership with Imam-ul-Haq (65) and a 108-run stand with Mohammad Rizwan (59) as the hosts chased down a target of 306 in Multan to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. It was Pakistan's highest successful run chase against West Indies in ODIs.

Babar, 27, made two centuries against Australia before Wednesday's match and also racked up three tons in a row in 2016, all against the West Indies.

Babar's innings also saw him become the quickest player to notch 17 ODI centuries and the fastest to complete 1,000 ODI runs as captain.

Earlier, Shai Hope of the visiting squad slammed a ton as Windies set a fight 306-run target against Men in Green in Multan.

After opting to bat first, the West Indies squad was off to a poor start as young pacer Shaheen Afridi struck in the third over to hand hosts their first breakthrough and Kyle Mayers departed early.

Despite suffering an early hit, the visitors kept the scoreboard running. Hope and Shamarh Brooks faced a Pakistani spin attack in the middle. The duo scored a 154-run stand for the second wicket, to bring their team back in the game.

Later, Pakistan’s Mohammad Nawaz ended their partnership in the 31st over of the innings.

Following Brook’s departure, the runs flow continued as skipper Nicholas Pooran slammed three shots and was eventually removed by Haris Rauf.

Romario Shepherd and Powell, scored 32, and 25 and added finishing touches to the innings as the visitors reached 305-8 in their 50 overs.

Shaheen Shah Afridi claimed two wickets in the game, Shadab bowled an economical spell, where 23-year-old registered figures of one for 37 in his 10 overs.  Haris Rauf had an expensive outing with the ball as he registered figures of four for 77 in his 10 overs.

The match marked beginning of a new era for Pakistan cricket with the city hosting international cricket after 14 long years.

The three one-day internationals are part of the Super League cycle and both sides are eager to secure crucial points to advance their chances for direct qualification in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

The second game between Pakistan and West Indies will be played on Friday with the last one scheduled for Sunday.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 30, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 30, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 305.5 308.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348 351.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 77 77.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.5 76.3
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206 208.2
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan ‚Äď 30 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 207,700 on Thursday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,070.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 207,700 PKR 2,470


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