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Watch: Babar Azam’s innovative handling of the yorker during his brilliant century

Babar Azam yorker innovative handling
by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Watch: During his outrageous T20I hundred in the third Pakistan v South Africa T20I, Babar Azam showed an innovative way of handling the yorker.

Babar had registered a 49-ball 100, with Pakistan well on course for their chase of 204. In the 17th over of the innings, Sisanda Magala bowled a pinpoint yorker just outside off-stump.

A well-set Babar was in no mood to play out the delivery and instead opened the face of his bat while jamming it close to the ball. It raced for a boundary wide of the keeper.

Watch the outrageous shot by Babar here (1:57 onwards)

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