Azhar Ali joins Pakistan’s ‘5,000 Test runs’ club

Azhar Ali

DUBAI: Consistent Pakistan middle-order batsman Azhar Ali completed 5,000 runs in the longer format during the third day’s play in the first Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
The 32-year-old beceme the eighth Pakistan batsman to reach the milestone in his 61st Test, when he took a single to reach a personal score of 32.
Ali made his Test debut against Australia at Lord’s in Pakistan’s neutral venue series in England in 2010 and has since been a consistent performer with the bat.
He became the first century maker in a day-night Test during his epic triple hundred against the West Indies in Dubai last year.
He scored 1198 runs in 11 Tests in 2016, also including a fighting double hundred against Australia at Melbourne.
Younis Khan is the leading Test run-getter for Pakistan, with 10,099 runs in 118 Tests.
Pakistan batsmen who scored 5,000 or more Test runs:
Younis Khan: 10,099
Javed Miandad: 8,832
Inzamam-ul-Haq: 8,830
Mohammad Yousuf: 7,530
Salim Malik: 5,768
Misbah-ul-Haq: 5,222
Zaheer Abbas: 5,062
Azhar Ali: 61 5,000


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