Pakistan team captain Babar Azam played a strong inning against Australia at the National Stadium in Karachi. Babar Azam played the biggest innings of his Test cricket career.
Although he missed scoring a double century, with this, he also made a world record in his name.
He has become the first captain in the world to score more than 196 runs in the fourth innings of a Test match. Earlier, the best score of any captain in the fourth innings was 185 runs, which was made by Michael Atherton.
This 196-run innings of Babar Azam has come in front of Australia’s strong bowling lineup. Right-handed batsman Babar Azam completed his first double century in 425 balls with the help of 21 fours and 1 six.
This inning was also important for Babar Azam because he could not score a century in Test cricket for a long time and when he scored a century, he converted it into a big score.
This match was also special for the Pakistan team because Australia’s team came on a tour of Pakistan after 24 years. Earlier, the match played in Rawalpindi was criticized for having a dead pitch.
Babar Azam 195 Runs
At the same time, the mood of the pitch in this match was almost the same, but Pakistan’s team could score 148 runs in the first innings.
At the same time, Australia declared the innings at 556/9 in the first innings, while Australia declared the innings at 97/2 in the second innings and gave a target of 501 runs to Pakistan.
Till the time of writing the news, captain Babar Azam got out just 4 runs before scoring a double century. Pakistan team has to score 114 runs in 12 overs to win the match.
While Australia has to defend these runs to save the match and need 4 wickets to win the match, as Pakistan team has scored 6 runs in 160 overs. 392 runs for the loss of wickets. Wicket-keeper batsmen Mohammad Rizwan and Sajid Khan are at the crease.
Earlier in the Day :
Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s batting continues in the second Test against Australia being played at the National Stadium in Karachi. Babar has reached his double century.
Chasing the target of 506 runs from Australia, Pakistan looks to be in a strong position. Wednesday is the fifth and final day of the match. In the last session, Pakistan has scored more than 350 for 4 wickets.
With this, Babar has made the biggest world record as a captain in the fourth innings. As a captain, he has left behind legends like Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting in this matter. Babar has now become the first captain in the world to score the highest score in the fourth innings of a Test match.
Babar achieved this feat when he scored 187 runs on the fifth and final day of the second Test against the Australian team at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Earlier, the record for the highest score in the fourth innings of a Test match as captain was held by England’s Michael Earthton, who scored an unbeaten 185 against South Africa in 1995.
Became the first Batter of Pakistan
The list also included legends like New Zealand’s Bevan Congdon (176), Australia’s Don Bradman (173 not out), Australia’s Ricky Ponting (156), Graeme Smith, Brian Lara and Virat Kohli. However, Babar has now overtaken these.
Babar also became the first Pakistan batsman to score the most runs in the fourth innings. He has broken Younis Khan’s record in this matter. Younis scored an unbeaten 171 in the fourth innings against Sri Lanka at Pallekal in 2015.