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1. Misbah-ul-Haq: Second Fastest Test century.

Misbah

Misbah-ul-Haq was well known for batting in a sedate manner. However, the talisman batsman was on fire against Australia in the second Test match at Abu Dhabi in 2014. The right-hander had scored a fine knock of 101 runs from 168 balls in the first innings.

Meanwhile, when Pakistan was enjoying a healthy lead in the second innings, Misbah had the license of going after the Australian bowling. The Pakistan skipper completed his hundred off just 56 balls with the help of 11 fours and five sixes to level the fastest century with Sir Vivian Richards. Later, Brendon McCullum broke the record as he scored a 54-ball Test century against Australia at Christchurch.

2. Most sixes in a Test inning: Wasim Akram – 12.

Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram

Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram is generally recalled for his deadly fast bowling. However, Wasim Akram was on fire with the bat when he scored a gargantuan score of 257 runs against Zimbabwe in 1996 at Sheikhupura. Akram faced 363 balls and scored 22 fours in his massive innings.

The southpaw batsman smacked a dozen sixes in his mammoth innings as he helped Pakistan post 553 runs in the first innings. However, the match ended in a stalemate.

3. Rahul Dravid: Bowled for 55 Times in Test cricket:

Rahul Dravid

4. Most Runs conceded in an over in a Test format, James Anderson – 28.

Anderson

James Anderson is one of the finest fast bowlers to have embraced the game. In fact, the swing master has scalped most wickets as a pacer in the longest format of the game. Meanwhile, James Anderson holds an unwanted record to his name as he had conceded 28 runs against Australia at Perth.

George Bailey was on fire when he blasted Anderson to all corners of the park. Meanwhile, Brian Lara also holds the record of hitting 28 runs in an over in Test match which he had achieved against South Africa’s RJ Peterson in 1993.


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