Pakistani batsmen, including captain Babar Azam, set a new record in the second Test against Australia, setting a new record.
In the second Test match of the series being played in Karachi, Australia decided to bat first after winning the toss and declared the first innings at 556 for 6.
In reply, Pakistan was bowled out for 148 in the first innings but the visitors, despite gaining a huge lead, did not follow Pakistan and decided to bat themselves.
Australia declared the second innings at 97 for two and gave Pakistan a record 506-run target for victory.
In pursuit of a big target, the Pakistan team lost the wickets of Imam-ul-Haq and veteran Azhar Ali for 21 runs, after which a big defeat was clearly visible but Babar Azam and young Abdullah Shafiq changed the course of the match with a great game. ۔
The duo forged a 228-run partnership and drew Pakistan’s hopes of drawing the match, and then the captain of the national team turned the tide on Australia’s hopes of winning the match by forging a brilliant partnership with Rizwan.
While Pakistan averted a clear defeat during this innings, Babar Azam and the national team also set new records with their brilliant play.
Babar Azam was dismissed for 196, the highest in the history of Test cricket by any captain in the fourth innings.
Earlier, the biggest innings in the fourth innings by any captain in Test cricket was played by former England captain Michael Atherton, who scored an unbeaten 185 against South Africa in 1995.
It is also the longest innings of any Pakistani batsman in the fourth innings. Earlier, the honor went to Younis Khan who played an unbeaten 171 in Palle Kelly in 2015.
In addition, the captain of the national team became the batsman to play the most balls in an innings for Pakistan in the fourth innings.
Babar Azam played 425 balls in his innings and thus became the first Pakistani batsman to play the most number of balls in the fourth innings of any match.
Michael Atherton of England holds the record for most balls played in the fourth innings of any match, having played 492 in an innings.