Misbah becomes first Pakistani to play 50 matches as Test captain

Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq made historical past on Friday, changing into the first Pakistani to play 50 matches as Test captain as he walked onto Hagley Oval floor in Christchurch for a toss towards the Kiwis all through the second one day of the Test collection towards New Zealand.

The 42-year-old used to be named Test captain after a place solving scandal in England in 2010. He famously blogged about being presented captaincy right through a secret assembly in a clerk’s place of work on the Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters in Lahore within the aftermath of the scandal.

Therefore he captained the group towards South Africa in 2011 and has transform one among Pakistan’s maximum a success captains since, with 24 wins, 14 losses and 11 attracts beneath his belt.

Previous this yr, Misbah become the oldest Test centurion in 82 years on the ‘house of cricket’ Lords when he reached 3 figures all through a four-Test collection towards England.

Misbah additionally erased a 49-year-old Pakistan report at Lord’s via making improvements to upon 76 made through Asif Iqbal in his maiden Test knock, whilst batting at No nine in 1967.

With 10 centuries, and 36 part centuries within the bag, Misbah has overtaken present chairman of selectors Inzamam-ul-Haq’s seven, and Imran Khan and Javed Miandad’s data, each and every of whom have 5 apiece.

Remarkably, nobody within the lengthy historical past of Test fit cricket has controlled extra centuries than Misbah past the age of 40.

His batting moderate lately stands at 48.31 runs.

Play towards New Zealand on Thursday used to be deserted as continual rain didn’t permit the fit to start as scheduled.

The Kiwis scored 104-Three in play on the second one day of the Test these days towards Pakistan’s overall of 133 for all out.

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