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Babar Azam breaks multiple record with a single innings!

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CRICDOT DESK : Pakistan captain Babar Azam has surpassed former West Indies captain Brian Lara, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and India’s new captain Virat Kohli.

Babar Azam outscored Lara, Ponting and Kohli in the fourth innings of the just-concluded Test against Australia in Karachi with an impeccable 198-run innings. Babur became the first captain in the world to score the highest score in the fourth innings of a Test match.

Australia declared their innings at 556 for 9 in the Karachi Test. Pakistan were bowled out for 146 in reply. Australia declared the innings at 507 for 97 in the second innings without leaving the hosts in the follow-on.

Chasing the target, Babar Azam (198), Mohammad Rizwan (104 *) and Abdullah Shafiq (96) batted to avoid defeat.
Earlier, England captain Michael Aartton had scored a maximum of 165 runs in the fourth innings of a Test match against South Africa in 1995. New Zealand’s Bevan Condon is in the second position with 16 runs. Australia’s Don Bradman is third with an unbeaten 163, Australia’s Ricky Ponting is fourth with 158. Then there are former South African captain Graeme Smith, West Indies’ Brian Lara and India’s Virat Kohli.

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Babar Azam became the first Pakistani batsman to score the most runs in the fourth innings. Yunus Khan had earlier scored an unbeaten 161 against Sri Lanka in 2015.

On this day, Babar Azam has left behind the legendary Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara. Sangakkara scored 192 against Australia in 2006.

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