Here are all the records Babar Azam made during his splendid knock

Babar Azam plays a shot

Pakistan’s all format skipper Babar Azam has been proving his mettle from time to time. The 196 runs knock against Australia on a difficult fourth day pitch is a testament of him being one of the best batters in world cricket.

During his resistance against the Aussies, Babar Azam broke several records. Here are some of the records the right handed batter made:

  • The Pakistani skipper became only the third captain in world cricket to score a hundred across all the three formats. Before him, Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan and former South African captain Faf du Plessis had done it.
  • With his hundred against Australia, Babar Azam became only the second cricketer ever to score a hundred while chasing in all three formats. KL Rahul was the first player to do this.
  • The 27-year-old broke Younis Khan’s record of 171* runs, which was previously the highest score by a Pakistan batter in the fourth innings.
  • Babar Azam’s 196 means he is the new record holder of the highest runs by a captain in the fourth innings. It was previously held by Michael Atherton.
  • The Pakistani skipper faced 425 deliveries during his magnificent innings. These are the most balls faced by a Pakistan batter in the fourth innings of a Test match. Previously, Shoaib Malik had this record to his name, when he faced 369 balls against Sri Lanka at Colombo in 2006.
  • Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique’s 228-runs partnership is the second-highest partnership in the fourth innings of a Test match in Asia. Younis Khan and Shan Masood hold the record of the highest second wicket partnership, which came against Sri Lanka.

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