Babar Azam has become the 10th Pakistani to achieve back-to-back centuries in ODIs     Getty Images
Babar Azam has become the 10th Pakistani to achieve back-to-back ODI centuries Getty Images

Babar Azam reached to his second One-Day International (ODI) century in the third of the five-ODI series against West Indies at Sharjah. Winning the toss, Pakistan elected to bat and were going strong with Azhar Ali and Sharjeel Khan looking good but Pakistan s ODI skipper, Azhar, got out for 9. Sharjeel also departed early for 24 but since then it was been Shoaib Malik and Azam s show as the duo added 169 runs for the third wicket before Malik departed for a well made 90. Malik was attacking of the two but Azam played according to the need of hour by chaging gears when required. West Indies have been poor on field with no victories from the four matches played in the tour so far. They are in a must win situation to save the ODI series after being whitewashed in the Tweynty20 (T20I) series. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies, second ODI at Sharjah

Malik started off a little slow but played after getting a few boundaries is looking at his usual best for a big innings. Malik was unlucky to have missed a century but Azam continued from where he had left in the first ODI to deliver again on the big stage. In the first ODI, Azam scored his first international hundred and with another ton in this innings, he became the tenth Pakistani to slam centuries on trot in ODIs. ALSO READ: Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam reach to respective half-centuries

Pakistan is carrying a good form the T20I series win in England. Coming from a victory in the one-off T20I against England, they maintained the form as they did not let the West Indies win a single match in the shorter format. The current T20I world champions did a below par job as they looked weak in all the departments. This is a big game for the tourists as they are on the verge of another series loss playing turning up for the longer format.