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Misbah’s Century of Records

Misbah's Century of Records - England vs Pakistan

While most of the hype around the first England vs Pakistan test was due to Mohammad Amir’s return, Day 1 certainly belonged to Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq. At the end of Day 1’s play he was unbeaten on 110 & had broken a few records! Take a look at the records below.

  1. Misbah is the third Pakistani captain to score a century in his maiden test match in England.
  2. At 42 years & 47 days, he is the oldest captain to score a test century.
  3. This was his 5th century after turning 40 – all of these were scored when he captained Pakistan. No captain has scored more than three centuries after 40.
  4. His 8 centuries as a Test captain is the most for any Pakistani player who has captained the team in tests.
  5. Misbah & Asad Shafiq have 7 century stands between them for the fifth-wicket in test matches. This is the most by any pair.
  6. Misbah scored 32 runs of the 23 deliveries he faced from Moeen Ali at a strike rate of 139.13.
  7. 13 of the 18 boundaries he hit on Day 1 were behind the wicket. 63 of his 110 runs were scored behind the wicket.
  8. Before Misbah’s century, the highest any Pakistani player scored in his maiden test innings at Lord’s was 76 by Asif Iqbal in 1967.

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