- Babar Azam registered 196 in the second Pak vs Aus Test
- His unbeaten century knock has gathered many records for him
Babar Azam’s swashbuckling century knock has gathered multiple records for full-time Pakistan captain versus Australia during the second Test match played at National Stadium Karachi.
Records by Babar Azam – Pak vs Aus 2nd Test
Registering a ton on Day 4 of the Karachi Test, Babar became the third skipper in world cricket to score centuries across all three formats; ODI, T20I, and Test. Sri Lanka’sTillakaratne and South Africa’s Faf Du Plessis are the only two captains to have achieve the feat. Azam was already one of the three Pakistani players including Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Rizwan to have hundreds across all formats.
Azam, targeting a double century on the final day, although fell short of four runs, but made sure to become the only third cricketer to score a hundred in three formats while chasing. India’s wicketkeeping batter KL Rahul was the first to achieve the record.
The right-handed batsman also broke Mohammad Younis’s record of scoring most runs in fourth inning of a Test match. Younis, the ex-Pakistani captain became the first Pakistani to set most runs, 171* against Sri Lanka in 2015.
The ninth-ranked Test batter has tumbled Michael Atherton’s all-time world record of the highest score by a captain in the fourth innings of the test (185) as Babar ended his inning on 196.
Not only this, but the Pakistani captain also has beat the record of Shoaib Malik in playing the longest innings by a Pakistan batter in the fourth innings of a Test in terms of balls faced. He has faced 425 balls so far in his gritty innings, while the previous best was Shoaib facing 369 deliveries.
The third match of the historic Australia tour of Pakistan will be played at Gadaffi Stadium Lahore. The final encounter will begin from 21st to 25th March. It will be followed by a three-match ODI series, and as many T20Is.