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WATCH: Babar Azam’s unbeaten century powers Somerset to victory over Hampshire

The 24-year-old is currently the leading run-scorer in the competition with 425 runs

PHOTO: Somerset CCC

Pakistan top-order batsman Babar Azam scored his first century in the Vitality T20 Blast to help Somerset register a 63-run win over Hampshire on Friday.

Azam played an unbeaten knock of 102 runs from 55 balls, which included seven fours and six maximums.

The 24-year-old is currently the leading run-scorer in the competition with 425 runs in eight matches at an average of 70 and a strike rate of 155.

Right-hand batsman’s rich vein of form and popularity among fans recently caused the Somerset’s website to crash, leading them to increase the website server capacity.

WATCH: Babar Azam’s fifty powers Somerset to 114-run win

Azam’s Somerset teammates took to Twitter, to congratulate him on his marvellous knock.

Pleasure to watch this great man bat tonight. What a player🐐 @babarazam258 🙌🙌 @SomersetCCC #WeAreSomerset #blackbird pic.twitter.com/OwKmN0286p

— Tom Banton (@TomBanton18) August 9, 2019

This guy @babarazam258 is next level!!! No wonder he’s number 1 in the world! #wearesomerset #blackbird https://t.co/R4mpf1O5wY

— Jamie Overton (@JamieOverton) August 9, 2019