Babar Azam’s extremely affected person and clutch knock within the fourth innings of the second Take a look at was fairly comfortably the spotlight of the match.
With the sport and the house staff’s satisfaction on the road, Babar got here in to bat on Tuesday when the staff was reeling at 21 for two.
He shaped an unimaginable 228-run partnership for the third wicket with Abdullah Shafique however didn’t flinch even when the younger’un departed just a few in need of his century as we speak.
The skipper had accomplished his 100 the day past and was closing in on his first-ever double century when he fell prey to Nathan Lyon. In all, he scored 196 off 425 balls, hit 21 boundaries and a solitary six.
His innings might have resulted in a heartbreak nevertheless it took nothing away from his efficiency.
It was a day to recollect for Babar, who performed his finest and most memorable knock in Pakistan colors — definitely in Assessments and possibly even in all codecs. Here’s a full record of data he broke as we speak:
Highest rating by a Pakistani batter in fourth innings
Babar’s 196 is the very best rating by a Pakistani batsman within the fourth innings of a Take a look at match. Beforehand, Younis Khan held that report. He had scored a 107 in opposition to India in Kolkata in 2007. It signifies that Babar improved that report by an astonishing 89 runs.
Highest rating by a captain within the fourth innings.
Babar’s 196 can also be the very best rating by a captain of any nationality within the fourth innings of a Take a look at match. Beforehand, the report was held by England’s Mike Atheron, who had scored an unbeaten 185 in opposition to South Africa in Johannesburg in 1995.
Most balls consumed by a Pakistan batter in 4th innings
Babar Azam consumed 425 balls, which makes his knock the longest ever within the 4th innings by a Pakistani batter in Take a look at cricket. The report was beforehand held by Shoaib Malik, who had consumed 369 balls in his knock of 148* in opposition to Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2006.