Pakistani Team/Player Landmarks Thread!

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    Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq has made way into the list of the top 10 run scorers by skippers in the longest format of the game.

    The 42-year-old moved past former England captain Michael Atherton during the ongoing Test against West Indies in Sharjah after he scored 53 in the first innings. He also became the first captain from Asia to join the distinguished list.

    Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith currently leads the table with 8,659 runs from 109 matches at an average of 47.83. The Johannesburg-born is followed by Australians Allan Border and Ricky Ponting.

    Misbah is on 10th spot with 3,819 runs at an average of 55.34, just 127 runs behind Michael Clarke.

    Top 10 run-scorers as Test captains

    1. Graeme Smith 8,659 runs

    2. Allan Border 6,623 runs

    3. Ricky Ponting 6,542 runs

    4. Clive Lloyd 5,233 runs

    5. Stephen Fleming 5,156 runs

    6. Brian Lara 4,685 runs

    7. Alastair Cook 4,475 runs

    8. Greg Chappell 4,209 runs

    9. Michael Clarke 3,946 runs

    10. Misbahul Haq 3,819 runs

    The Pakistani captain has also led the Men in Green to 24 Test victories in 48 matches.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/1215982/another-day-another-record-misbah/
     
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    Wahab Riaz took 5/88 in the first innings of the match against the West Indies at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in a match commencing on the 29th October 2016. It was the second time that he has taken five wickets in an innings, first against the West Indies, and first at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Wahab Riaz has now taken 61 wickets at an average of 33.26.
     
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    Approaching Milestones

    Misbah-ul-Haq has scored 4,831 runs and needs 169 more to become the seventh Pakistan player to reach the 5,000 runs milestone.

    Younis Khan has played 197 innings, and needs 3 more to become the second Pakistan player to reach the 200 innings milestone.

    Azhar Ali has played 98 innings, and needs 2 more to reach the 100 innings milestone.
     
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    Misbah also need one more win as a Captain to become the Captain with highest numbers of wins among the current captains. Right now he and Cook both have 24 wins each as Captains.
     
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    Misbah becomes first Pakistani to lead 50 Tests

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    Azhar Ali scored 31 runs in the second innings of the match against New Zealand at Hagley Oval in a match commencing on the 17th November 2016. It was his 100th Innings, and he became the sixteenth Pakistan player to reach 100 innings milestone.
     
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    Afridi, Malik reach career milestones during BPL matches

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s two former captains, all-rounders Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik have reached different career milestones during their respective Bangladesh Premier League matches on Tuesday.

    Afridi, with bowling figures of 2 for 30 for Rangpur Riders against Khulna Titans, completed 250 wickets of his Twenty20 career.

    Afridi is 4th Pakistani after Yasir Arafat (281), Saeed Ajmal (260) and Azhar Mahmood (258) to reach 250 wickets milestones in T20 cricket.

    DJ Bravo of West Indies leads the chart with 353 wickets, Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga is second in the list with 299 wickets, followed by Pakistan’s Yasir Arafat on third position.

    In another match, batting for Chittagong Vikings Shoaib Malik scored 63 off 30 deliveries against Barisal Bulls, taking his total T20 runs tally to 6516 runs.

    The innings of 63 runs helped Shoaib Malik surpass India’s Virat Kohli and West Indies’ Kieron Pollard to reach the fifth spot in list of players scoring most career runs in T20 cricket.

    Malik is leading Pakistani in the list, other players with at least 6500 T20 runs include Chris Gayle (9668 runs), Brad Hodge (7052 runs), Brendon McCullum (6995 runs) and David Warner (6921 runs).

    https://www.geo.tv/latest/121304-Afridi-Malik-reach-career-milestones-during-BPL-matches
     
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    6/128 Imran Khan's match figures in this Test - thebest of his career so far. His best in his previous seven Tests was 5 for 109 in Pallekele in 2015. Imran took three wickets in each of the two innings in this match.
     
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    Sarfraz Ahmed has taken 94 dismissals and needs 6 more to reach the 100 dismissals milestone.
     
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    Shafiq knocks Sobers out of record books

    Asad Shafiq's fighting effort in Brisbane lands him a place in the record books

    It's not every day you can say you knocked Sir Garfield Sobers out of the record books.

    After a wonderful, back-to-the-wall hundred in Brisbane on day four of the first Commonwealth Bank Test, Pakistan's Asad Shafiq can take that particular honour and treasure it forever.


    Shafiq, a 51-Test veteran who has now made centuries in Australia, England, South Africa, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well as three on his home patch, is now the proud owner of the most Test hundreds batting at number six, with nine of his 10 coming from that position.

    Sobers' legendary Test career ended in 1974, meaning the Pakistani has broken a 42-year-old record.

    In some senses, it's a bittersweet title to own for an out-and-out batsman; Sobers held the mark previously having dominated at fourth drop for the West Indies as an allrounder, while others on the list such as Ricky Ponting and Shivnarine Chanderpaul each made seven in the position before pushing higher up the order.

    Shafiq, 30, has aspirations of shifting higher up the order, having done so previously on 13 occasions, however his now peerless record at six is a hindrance to that desire.

    Upon reaching the milestone, he was vigorously embraced by Wahab Riaz, who, along with Mohammad Amir, had benefited from the cool head of a man well accustomed to batting with lower-order partners.

    "He's always batted brilliantly with the tail," said Azhar Ali after play. "He'd obviously love to bat up the order but he performs for us at No.6. Scoring that many centuries at No.6 is not easy.

    "It's a very special achievement and he's averaging 40-plus there (at number six) … he's a special player.

    "We've always rated him as a very fine player because batting at number six is never easy.

    "Obviously he's a brilliant player who can bat at any number, (but) he bats at number six better than any of us."

    And if centuries is your measure, better than anyone in Test history.

    http://www.cricket.com.au/news/asad...risbane-gabba-pink-ball-highlights/2016-12-18
     
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    This was also the first time a team added 50+ runs for the partnerships of 7th, 8th and 9th wickets in a chase in Test match.

    Pakistan's fight to chase a mammoth target of 490 runs lasted 145 overs. This is the longest Pakistan have batted (in terms of overs) in 4th innings of a Test match (previous best of Pakistan was 137.5 overs vs Australia at Melbourne in 1990).
     
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    308 Difference in Pakistan's totals in this match - 142 in first innings and 450 in the second. It is their third highest in a Test. Their highest difference was inBridgetown in 1957-58, when they made 657 for 8 in the second innings after being bundled out for 106 in the first.

    2 Number of bigger fourth-innings totals in Tests than Pakistan's 450 in this match. The highest is England's 654 for 5 in the timeless Test in Durban in 1938-39. Pakistan's previous highest was 382 for 3 against Sri Lanka in Pallekele last year, when they chased down 377.

    39 Margin of defeat for Pakistan - the second lowest for a team after making more than 400 while chasing. The lowest is New Zealand's 38-run defeat after they made 440 at Trent Bridge in 1973. Overall, this is Pakistan's fifth narrowest defeat while chasing.


    Pakistan's 450 is the joint third-highest total when chasing in Tests

    230 Runs added by Pakistan's last four wickets - the most for any team while chasing. The previous highest was 227 by India at Lord's in 2002.

    113 The previous top score by an individual in the fourth innings at the Gabba, Sunil Gavaskar in 1977-78 and Sherwin Campbell in 1996-97. Asad Shafiq bettered that with his 137 in this match.

    2 Higher scores for a player batting at No. 6 or lower while chasing than Shafiq's 137. Adam Gilchrist made unbeaten 149 at No. 7 against Pakistan in Hobart in 1999-00 and Daniel Vettori 140 at No. 8 in Colombo (SSC) in 2009.
     
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    Younis needs 256 runs in order to join the dozen batsmen who have scored 10,000 Test runs, while Misbah needs a more realistic 116 to become the 88th player to register 5000 runs.
     
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    A couple of big hundreds. Would love him to do it on this Aussie tour. 4 innings remain.
     
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    He should. Both wickets are traditionally not your Brisbane/Perth type wickets. Batting and spin friendly.
     
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    Especially Sydney, should really suit his game.
     
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    Azhar's milestone year

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    5 Pakistan players with 1000 or more Test runs in a year, including Azhar Ali who got to the mark on Tuesday with his unbeaten 139. He emulated Mohsin Khan (1982), Inzamam-ul-Haq (2000), Mohammad Yousuf (2006) and Younis Khan (2006 & 2014), and is one run short of the third-highest tally (1090) by a Pakistan batsman in a year.

    26 years since a Pakistan batsman at No. 6 or lower struck two 50-plus scores in a series in Australia. Wasim Akram (52 and 123) did so in 1990. Asad Shafiq (137 and 50) has done so in 2016.

    5 Azhar's position on the list of highest scores by Pakistan openers in Australia. At the top is Mazid Khan with 158 at the MCG in 1972-73. The six best scores by Pakistan batsman in Australia have all been made at the MCG or in Adelaide.

    51 Threes run by Pakistan batsmen in four innings, which is already their joint-highest in a series since 2001. They ran 33 threes in the first Test, all while chasing 490, and 18 so far in second. They also ran 51 threes in four innings against Australia in 2014-15.
     
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    HIGHEST INNINGS BY A PAKISTANI V AUSTRALIA

    No Pakistani batsman has bettered Azhar’s unbeaten double century on Australian soil.

    Azhar’s 205* comfortably eclipsed the previous highest Test score by a Pakistani batsman in Australia - Majid Khan’s 158 at the MCG in 1972.

    These are the highest Test scores by Pakistani batsmen in Australia:

    205* - Azhar Ali (Melbourne, 2016)

    158 - Majid Khan (Melbourne, 1972)

    152* - Asif Iqbal (Adelaide, 1976)

    152 - Mohsin Khan (Melbourne, 1983)

    149 - Mohsin Khan (Adelaide, 1983)

    Azhar’s knock also broke into the top five all-time high scores posted by Pakistani batsmen against Australia.

    These are the top five highest scores by Pakistani batsmen against Australia:

    237 - Salim Malik (Rawalpindi, 1994)

    213 - Younis Khan (Abu Dhabi, 2014)

    211 - Javed Miandad (Karachi, 1998)

    210* - Taslim Arif (Faisalabad, 1980)

    205* - Azhar Ali (Melbourne, 2016)

    BEST AFTER VIV

    Azhar’s sublime innings was the second highest by a touring batsman in a Melbourne Cricket Ground Test match.

    Ali was just three runs short of Viv Richard’s record, set 32 years ago, when Pakistan declared their innings closed at 9-443.

    The highest Test score by any batsman at the MCG remains Bob Cowper’s 307, scored against England in 1966, followed by Don Bradman’s 270 against England in 1937.

    These are the top five highest Test scores by a touring batsman at the MCG:

    208 - Viv Richards (West Indies, 1984)

    205* - Azhar Ali (Pakistan, 2016)

    205 - Aubrey Faulkner (South Africa, 1910)

    200 - Wally Hammond (England, 1928)

    195 - Virender Sehwag (India, 2003)

    BACK-TO-BACK 400+ TOTALS

    Only once before have Pakistan managed successive innings in excess of 400 runs on Australian soil.

    That came way back in 1983 when the Pakistanis racked up totals of 624 and 470 in back-to-back innings at the Adelaide Oval and MCG.

    Pakistan’s heroic final innings total of 450 at the Gabba last week was their highest total in Australia in more than three decades.

    The tourists are aiming to break a 10-Test losing streak in Australia, dating back to 1999. They have won just four of their 34 Tests on these shores.

    SOHAIL KHAN’S RARE FIFTY

    When David Warner shelled a skied chance off the bat of Sohail Khan when the Pakistani was on 45 he gave the tailender the chance to raise a rare half-century.

    Despite dominating Nathan Lyon and company at the MCG, Sohail isn’t actually that well known for his batting, with a first-class average of 14.23.

    In fact, prior to day three of the Boxing Day Test he had only passed 50 once across 229 professional matches.

    Deservedly, he raised his bat as he departed the field for 65 on Wednesday.
     
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    33 Years since a Pakistan batsman has scored 150-plus in Australia. Azhar, 31, was not even born the last time it happened, in 1983 when Mohsin Khan scored 152 in Melbourne.

    2 Opening batsmen from Asia who have scored a double ton in Australia. The only other Asian opener to post a 200 in Tests in Australia is India’s Ravi Shastri – 206 at Sydney Cricket Ground in 1992.

    7 Batsmen in Test history who have scored a triple century and a double-century in the same calendar year. The six before Azhar were Kumar Sangakkara and Brendon McCullum (2014), Michael Clarke (2012), Virender Sehwag (2008), Don Bradman (twice in 1934 and 1930) and Wally Hammond (1933).

    Azhar is also the first Pakistan batsman to score two scores of 200 or more in Tests in a calendar year. He had scored 302 not out previously against West Indies a pink-ball Test in Dubai. The closest before him to get two double-centuries in a year was Mohammad Yousuf who scored 202 against England at Lord’s in 2006, and three scores in the 190s that same year.

    364 Deliveries faced by Azhar Ali in the innings, the most by a Pakistan batsman in Australia. The previous record was held by the legendary Imran Khan who stayed at the crease for 361 balls in Adelaide in 1990.

    1155 Runs scored by Azhar Ali this year, the third highest tally in Tests by a Pakistan batsman in calendar year with one more possible innings to come. Only Younis Khan (1179 runs in 2006) and Mohammad Yousuf (1788 in 2006) have scored more than him in a year.

    118 Runs scored in the partnership between Azhar and Sohail Khan, in just 19.5 overs. It is Pakistan’s highest stand for any wicket in the series. It is also Pakistan’s highest-ever eighth wicket partnership in Tests against Australia, beating 111 between Imran Khan and Majid Khan in Lahore in 1980.

    7 Sixes hit by Sohail Khan in 2016, the most by any Pakistan batsman this year. Four of them came in his run-a-ball 65 against Australia at the MCG. He also hit consecutive sixes for the second time in a month, having also achieved the feat against New Zealand in Hamilton last month. Since 2000, just six Pakistan batsmen - Inzamam-ul-Haq, Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Misbah-ul-Haq and Sohail - have hit two sixes in two balls in Tests.

    26 Years since Pakistan last declared an innings in Australia. Before today the last time it happened was when they scored 9-387 and declared in Adelaide in 1990 under the captaincy of Imran Khan.

    2 Captains who have declared the innings in Tests with a batsman not out in 190s. There was a chance that Misbah would become the third to make a ruthless call when Azhar walked off for lunch not out at 196 but he gave time to the batsman to complete 200. West Indies’s Gerry Alexander and India’s Rahul Dravid are the only two captains to make this controversial call. The former declared when Sir Frank Worrell was not out on 197 against England in Barbados in 1960 whereas the latter did it with Sachin Tendulkar just six away from double ton against Pakistan in Multan in 2004.

    http://www.cricket.com.au/news/stat...han-imran-majod-mcg-test-melbourne/2016-12-28
     
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    With 1,155 runs in tests in 2016, Azhar is the leading run scorer from Pakistan and sits at number 5 among the leading run scorers of the year. And look at that average! Second best among top 10 runs scorers of the year, behind only Virat Kohli.

    Azhar Ali's 205* is only the fourth double century by a visiting opener in Australia and the third highest score by a visiting opener in Australia

    Azhar Ali's 205* broke Virender Sehwag's record of the highest score recorded by a visiting opener at the MCG and earned him the honor of becoming the first ever visiting opener to hit a double century at the MCG.

    Azhar Ali is only the third opener ever in the history of test cricket to score a double century at this historical venue. The other two are Bill Lawry and Justin Langer.

    Out of Azhar's 1,155 runs this year, 939 runs have come as an opener, which is the second highest tally by a Pakistan opener in tests in a calendar year.
     
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    Sarfraz Ahmed became the sixth Pakistan wicket keeper to reach the 100 dismissals milestone. He also became the sixth Pakistan wicket keeper to also reach the 1,000 runs/100 dismissals milestone.
     
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    Younis Khan scored 175 not out from 334 balls in the first innings of the match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in a match commencing on the 3rd January 2017. It was his thirty fourth century , fourth against Australia, first in Australia, and recorded the highest score by a Pakistan player at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Younis Khan's score of 175 represented 55.56% of his teams total of 315 , and with 34 centuries, and 32 half centuries his 50/100 conversion rate of 51.52% is seventh highest, and the best by a Pakistan player. Overall, Younis Khan has scored 9,964 runs, his average of 53.28 is the best by a Pakistan player, and his average of 51.33 when batting at number three, is the best by a Pakistan player batting in that position.
     
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    406 Azhar Ali's run-tally - the most by any overseas opener in a series of three or fewer matches in Australia. Azhar went past Sunil Gavaskar's 352 runs in 1985-86. Len Hutton scored 411 runs in three matches in 1950-51, but that was a five-Test series. Azhar also became the first Pakistan batsman to score over 400 runs in a series in Australia, beating Mohsin Khan's 390 in 1983-84, and the first Pakistan double-centurion Down Under.
     
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    Pakistan defeated Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the 15th January 2017, have now won 17, lost 34, tied 1, with 1 No Result in the 53 matches between the two countries in Australia, and won 4, and lost 10, in the 14 matches against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
     
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    3 - Number of instances when a bowler has taken a five-wicket haul in ODIs against the hosts at the SCG before Hasan Ali. The last time time it happened was in 1993, when Curtly Ambrose took 5 for 32. Michael Holding and Richard Hadlee are the other two bowlers to achieve this feat. Ali's 5 for 52 in this match is his best figures and the first time he has taken a five-for in List-A matches.

    Hasan Ali took 5/52 in the match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on the 22nd January 2017. It was his best bowling performance, and the best Pakistan bowling performance at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Also, it was the second time that he has taken four wickets or more in a match, first against Australia, and has now taken 21 wickets at an average of 26.24.
     
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    1981 - Last instance of a Pakistan batsman to score a century against Australia in Australia before Babar Azam. Zaheer Abbas made 108 at Sydney. Babar Azam has now made four centuries in his last eight innings.
     
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    In the final of the Pakistan Super League, Peshawar Zalmi’s Kamran Akmal made history by becoming the first wicketkeeper to claim 200 dismissals in T20s. The Pakistan keeper already holds the record for most dismissals in T20s ahead of Kumar Sangakkara and MS Dhoni but he added another feather to his cap during the PSL final in Lahore.

    Over the course of his career, Kamran Akmal has played for 12 different domestic T20 teams including Chittagong Vikings, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Lions, Lahore Whites, Multan Region, National Bank of Pakistan, Peshawar Zalmi, Punjab (Pakistan), Rajasthan Royals, Sylhet Royals, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel and Wayamba United.

    In total, the 35-year-old Pakistani keeper has effected 200 dismissals in T20s from just 193 matches. He is fourth on the list of most catches (110) by a keeper in T20s and tops the charts as far as stumpings (90) are concerned. In fact, of all keepers with at least 100 dismissals, he is one of only two to average over 1 dismissal per innings in the format.

    Only 12 wicketkeepers have managed to effect more than 100 dismissals in T20s and South Africa’sMorne van Wyk became the latest to join this list. Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim, who is in 11th place with 109 dismissals will look to break into the top ten during the series against Sri Lanka.

    All the players in the top ten have played at least 150 T20s and with the popularity and longevity of the IPL means that four Indian wicketkeepers feature in the top ten, which is the most of any country. MS Dhoni leads the Indian contingent with 179 dismissals and is third on the all-time charts just behind Kumar Sangakkara, who has 180 dismissals.

    As far as catches are concerned, Kumar Sangakkara leads the keeping charts with 123 catches in his 235 games while MS Dhoni is second with 118 and another Indian in Dinesh Karthik taking third place with 113.

    Dinesh Karthik, Naman Ojha and Parthiv Patel are the other three Indian keepers who make into the top ten and all three have represented India in T20Is but not as much as they would have wanted, courtesy of Dhoni.

    England have two players on this list while Sri Lanka, West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland all have one each.

    https://cricket.yahoo.com/news/stats-most-dismissals-wicketkeepers-t20s-111800338.html
     
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    Mohammad Hafeez has taken 46 T20i wickets and needs 4 more to achieve the 50 wickets milestone, and also achieve the 1,000 runs/50 wickets milestone.
     
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    Shadab Khan registers the most economical 4-over spell on T20I debut

    With a first-class match in progress at the same venue, the curators used a different pitch for Pakistan’s tour opener. The surface wore a dry look to it even as Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed surprisingly chose to bowl first.

    Comeback man Ahmed Shehzad got the visitors off to the perfect start by effecting a smart run-out to get rid of Evin Lewis. While opener Chadwick Walton looked to break free, the experienced Marlon Samuels struggled to time the ball. Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim combined with the seamers to keep the West Indies batsmen in check.

    Soon after Wasim trapped Samuels in front, Sarfraz brought in Shadab from the other end. In just the second ball of his international career, the wrist-spinner picked up his maiden wicket by deceiving Walton with the one that came back in.

    He followed it up by prising out another wicket in the same over. Enticed by the loopy leg-break, Lendl Simmons attempted to sweep against the turn and only managed to drag it back into his stumps. Shadab's inaugural over had produced two scalps for just one run.

    At that stage, Shadab’s figures read 1.2-0-1-3." data-reactid="20" style="margin-top: 0.8em; color: rgb(38, 40, 42); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The Mianwali-born spinner struck yet again in his very next over. His victim was Sunil Narine who had been promoted up the order to take the attack to the opposition. However, the mystery spinner’s slog-sweep only went as far as the long-on fielder. At that stage,Shadab’s figures read 1.2-0-1-3.

    Rovman Powell and Kieron Pollard spent the rest of the over trying to figure out which way the ball was turning. The leg-spinner could have had the latter as well in his third over but Kamran Akmal shelled a fairly straight-forward chance at backward point.

    https://cricket.yahoo.com/news/stats-shadab-khan-registers-most-002600747.html
     
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    Pakistan defeated the West Indies at Kensington Oval on the 26th March 2017, and have now won 3, and lost 1 of their 4 matches against the West Indies in the West Indies.
     
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    Pakistan defeated the West Indies at Queens Park Oval on the 2nd April 2017, and have now won 4, and lost 2 of their 6 matches against the West Indies in the West Indies. Pakistan won the series 3-1, and have now won 2, and lost 1 of the 3 series against the West Indies in the West Indies.
     
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    Misbah becomes seventh Pakistani to score 5,000 runs

    KINGSTON: Test skipper and veteran batsman Misbah-ul-Haq has completed his 5,000 runs in Test cricket on Monday. He has become seventh Pakistani to reach this feat.

    Misbah-ul-Haq achieved this milestone in the first Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.
     
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    Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman and 13th worldwide to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket.
     
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    KARACHI: While becoming the first Pakistani to reach the marathon milestone of 10,000 Test runs on day three of the opening Test against the West Indies in Kingston on Sunday, Younis Khan became the oldest cricketer to the five-figure mark.

    But Younis is the third fastest in terms of matches played to complete the coveted landmark and sixth best in terms of number of innings to get there.

    At the ripe old age of 39 years and 145 days, Younis eclipsed the previous record held by Shivnarine Chanderpaul of the West Indies, who was aged 37 years and 254 days. The left-handed Chanderpaul brought up his 10,000 runs against Australia at Roseau in April 2012.

    Prior to Chanderpaul, Sunil Gavaskar was the oldest (37 years, 237 days) when the Indian stalwart became the first batsman in Test history to register 10,000 runs when playing against Pakistan at Ahmedabad in March 1987.

    West Indian legend Brian Lara holds the record of least number of matches to the 10,000-club. The left-handed genius took 111 compared to Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (115) and Younis, who is currently competing in his 116th Test.

    Lara together with Sangakkara and the legendary Indian Sachin Tendulkar are the quickest to the landmark in terms of innings — 195 each, followed by Australia’s Ricky Ponting (196 innings) and another Indian, Rahul Dravid (206), while Younis batted for the 208th time in Test cricket at the Sabina Park on Sunday.

    Extensive analysis of Younis’ tremendous achievement for Pakistan makes a very impressive reading.

    The remarkable right-hander sits joint-second in the list of century-makers at the time of completing 10,000 runs alongside Tendulkar and Gavaskar, who both had 34 hundreds (Gavaskar never scored another since he played his final Test at Bangalore, which followed the match at Ahmedabad). Ponting tops this elite group with 35 three-figure knocks.

    Younis is also among just three players to have made a triple ton at the time of completing 10,000 runs. The others are Lara (who also made the solitary Test quadruple century along with 375 — both versus England) and Mahela Jayawardene.

    Moreover, Younis is the only player to score at least one hundred in 11 different countries, completing the unique set while making an unbeaten 175 against Australia in Sydney last January and his five second-innings centuries are most by anyone.

    Younis averages a grandiose 88.06 against Pakistan’s old foes India, while he also has 50-plus average against Bangladesh (79.75), Zimbabwe (73.00), Australia (57.40) and Sri Lanka (51.95).

    The break-up of his career summary shows Younis has scored most runs against Sri Lanka (2,286 runs in 29 Tests) followed by England (1,426 in 17), India (1,321 in just nine matches), Australia (1,148 in 11), West Indies (966 in 13, including the ongoing Test), South Africa (990 in 14), New Zealand (749 in 11), Bangladesh (638 in 7) and Zimbabwe (511 in 5).

    The most number of centuries Younis scored against any particular country is eight against Sri Lanka, followed by five versus India, four each against Australia, South Africa and England, three apiece against Bangladesh and West Indies, two versus New Zealand and one against Zimbabwe after beginning his Test career with scores of 12 and 107 against Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi in early 2000.

    Published in Dawn, April 25th, 2017

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1329056/oldest-to-complete-10000-test-runs
     
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    25! Misbah completes silver jubilee of Test victories

    KARACHI: Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq on Tuesday completed silver jubilee of victories as Test captain with an epic win of seven wickets against West Indies in Jamaica.

    Misbah smashed two back-to-back sixes off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo to complete Pakistan’s seven-wicket win, which is 25th under his leadership.

    Misbah, who was named Pakistan’s captain in 2010, became country’s most successful Test captain in November 2014 when he surpassed Imran Khan’s record of 14 wins as Pakistan’s captain in Test cricket.

    Since then he has won 11 more matches, leaving top captains like Mohammad Azharuddin, Ian Chappell and Saurav Ganguly behind him. The win at Jamaica helped Misbah surpass Michael Clarke, Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook in the list successful Test captain.

    The trio of Strauss, Cook and Clarke have led their respective teams to 24 victories in Test cricket, each.

    Misbah is just two wins short of joining India's MS Dhoni on the list to become jointly the most successful Test captain from Asia.

    Dhoni has won 27 Tests, and next two matches in the on-going Test series gives Misbah a good opportunity to achieve this feat before he retires from international cricket.

    In the first innings of Jamaica Test, Misbah smashed three sixes, making him oldest ever to smash three or more sixes in an innings of Test cricket, aged 42 years and 331 days.

    He also holds the record for most sixes in Test matches after celebrating the 40th birthday, with 43 sixes. Second to him is Clive Lloyd with just 6 sixes in the filtered age bracket.

    He is also the oldest captain to win a Test in last 70 years, and overall, the third oldest after WG Grace and WR Hammond to win a Test match.

    Misbah remained not out after scoring 12 runs in Pakistan’s run chase, this was 6th time he remained not out in Pakistan’s successful run chase in Test cricket.

    He surpassed the trio of Inzamam ul Haq, Javed Miandad and Mohammad Hafeez in the list of numbers of unbeaten innings for Pakistan while chasing a target successfully.

    Younis Khan with eight unbeaten innings while chasing leads the list and Misbah is now second on this list.

    Earlier in Jamaica Test, he also completed 5,000 runs of his Test career, 7th Pakistani to do so. In same innings of 99* not out, he also completed four thousand runs as captain, most by any Pakistani captain in Test cricket.




    https://www.geo.tv/latest/139458-25-Misbah-completes-silver-jubilee-of-Test-victories
     
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    1 - Afridi became the first player from Pakistan to score 200 T20 sixes. He was the 32nd batsman overall to cross 200 sixes and his tally of 205 helps him take the 30th spot on the list of most sixes in T20s.

    2 - Afridi's 42-ball century is the second-fastest T20 ton hit by a Pakistan batsman. Ahmed Shehzad's 40-ball century for Barisal Burners in the Bangladesh Premier League is the Pakistan record.

    3 - Only three players have more Man of the Match awards in T20s than Afridi's 27. Chris Gayle (48), David Warner and Luke Wright (28).

    4 - Afridi has four 50-plus scores in T20s in England, all of which have come in knockout matches. Two of them have come for Hampshire, while the other two were for Pakistan in the semi-final and final of the 2009 World T20.

    6 - Afridi is the sixth-oldest player to score a T20 century. At 37 years and 174 days, he is the oldest Pakistani player to achieve this feat. The oldest to score a T20 century is England's World T20-winning captain Paul Collingwood (41 years and 65 days).

    8 - Hampshire's tally of 249 is the eighth highest T20 total. It also beat the previous Hampshire record of 225 and is the fourth-highest in the T20 Blast.

    9 - Courtesy of his century, Afridi became only the ninth player to score a century in first-class, list-a and T20s while also picking up a five-wicket haul in all three formats. The others to have done are Andrew Symonds, Dan Christian, Jim Allenby, Azhar Mahmood, Ravi Bopara, Elton Chigumbura, Collins Obuya and Paul Collingwood.

    20 - Afridi's fifty, which came off 20 balls was his fastest in T20s, beating the 27-ball fifty he scored for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League, earlier this year.

    176.05 - Afridi's strike-rate as an opening batsman in T20s is the best among all openers to have scored at least 500 runs. In his 21 innings as an opener, the 37-year-old has scored 544 runs at a strike rate of 176.05, with Luke Ronchi's 744 runs at 171.03 in second place.
     
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    Pakistan’s star pacer Sohail Tanvir has shackled the record books after picking up the most economical five-fer in the history of cricket.

    The pacer was the pick of the bowlers with only his third five-fer in T20 cricket (5 for 3)

    Tanvir was particularly impressive in his opening burst, dismissing four key batsmen at the top for just two runs. He struck in the very first over to dent Tridents' chase early by taking out Kane Williamson on the fifth ball, having beaten him four times in a row.

    The home side had barely recovered when the Pakistan pacer returned to send the other opener, Dwayne Smith, packing in his succeeding over.
     
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    Shoaib Malik becomes Pakistan's highest T20I run scorer

    LAHORE: Pakistan’s energetic all-rounder Shoaib Malik on Wednesday became the country’s leading runs scorer in T20 internationals, surpassing Umar Akmal to achieve the feat.

    Malik scored 39 off 23 deliveries in the second T20I against the ICC World XI at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, smashing three sixes and one four to become Pakistan's top run scorer.

    Wednesday's innings was Malik’s 82nd, raising his total runs tally in T20 internationals to 1,702 runs, 12 more than Umar Akmal.

    Malik is also the only Pakistani to score 7,000 runs in T20 matches. With 7,069 runs in T20 cricket, he is at seventh place in the list of all-time top scorers in the shortest format of the game.

    The ageless all-rounder reacted to his achievement after the match by offering thanks to the Almighty.

    https://www.geo.tv/latest/157979-shoaib-malik-becomes-pakistans-highest
     
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    Ahmed-Babar become Pakistan's most successful T20 batting pair

    LAHORE (Dunya News) – After displaying wonderful performances in the Independence Cup, Pakistan batsmen Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam have become the most successful Twenty20 international pair for the country.

    According to details, the pair have batted five times together and registered two century partnerships and two fifty partnerships with an average of 78.80.

    Ahmed and Babar have scored 394 runs together which are more than any other Pakistan pair. Furthermore, no other duo hold the record of scoring century partnership twice.

    http://dunyanews.tv/en/Cricket/4059...-Pakistan/'s-most-successful-T20-batting-pair
     
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    Pakistan middle order batsman, Babar Azam has been the regular headline maker since his international debut. The youngster recently added another feather to his cap after he was named the Cricket World Player of the Week.

    Azam scored 179 runs from three games in the recently concluded Twenty20 International series against World XI in Lahore, for which he earned the Man of the Series award.

    Azam slammed 86 runs in the first game, following it with knocks of 45 and 48 in the next two games as Pakistan enjoyed a 2-1 series win. Pakistan victory in the series was aimed to promote international cricket in the country.

    The middle order batsman has enjoyed an impressive year in T20I, he has so far scored 316 runs in 7 matches, with an impressive average of 45.14.

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    http://www.brecorder.com/2017/09/22/370850/another-honor-for-babar-azam/
     

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