Series Review in Numbers
Several records were broken and new benchmarks set over the two-Test series between Pakistan and Australia played in UAE. Pakistan recorded its first Test series win against Austalia in 20 years. Younis Khan led the way with successive centuries in the first Test, and a double century in the first innings of the second Test. Moreover, Misbah-ul-Haq not only set a record for the quickest Test 50 but also equalled the record for the fastest Test century.
221 – Pakistan’s victory margin in the first Test which was its biggest against Australia in terms of runs in their history.
80 – The number of deliveries that Sarfraz Ahmed took to reach his century in the first Test, which is the second-fastest of all-time among Test wicket-keepers.
14 – Misbah’s Test wins as captain of Pakistan, equalling the record held jointly by Imran Khan and Javed Miandad.
74 – The number of minutes it took Misbah to score his century, which was the second-fastest of all time in Test cricket. Australia’s Jack Gregory scored a century in 70 minutes against South Africa in 1921.
14 – The highest Test score by a batsman dismissed in the first over of the innings. In Pakistan’s second innings at Abu Dhabi, Shehzad was dismissed for 14.
273 – The number of deliveries between a boundary in Australia’s second innings of the first Test. The longest-ever stretch is 379 deliveries by New Zealand against Australia at Perth in 1985.
21 – The number of balls Misbah took to score his half-century, which was the fastest ever in the 137-year history of Test cricket.
56 – The number of deliveries it took for Misbah’s second-innings century at Abu Dhabi â€“ equalling Viv Richards’s record set in 1986.
50 – Younis’s minimum average in each of the four innings of a Test Match. The only other batsmen who average 50-plus in all four innings, with a minimum of 10 knocks in each innings, are Don Bradman and Herbert Sutcliffe.
12 – Younis became the 12th batsman and the first Pakistani to score a century against all other Test playing nations.