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Babar Azam smashes 55-ball century in T20 Blast

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Pakistan batsman Babar Azam scored his second T20 century and in the process set up Somerset's victory against Hampshire in the T20 Blast in England.
Babar batted through the innings and smashed an unbeaten 102 off 55 balls in Southampton on Friday and completed the milestone with a six of the final ball of the innings.
He struck six maximums along with seven boundaries, and took only 23 deliveries to get through the second fifty.
Babar's ton took his side to 202/4, after which he contributed in the field with two catches to help reduce Hampshire to 69/6 in 12.1 overs before the contest was washed out.
Babar, who now has a career T20 average of 42.6 and a strike-rate of 123.73, has been in fine touch in the tournament.

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