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Misbah becomes oldest Test centurion in 82 years

Pakistan Test Captain Misbah-ul-Haq Began His England Tour With A Bang. The Right Handed Middle-order Batsman Scored A Century On Day One Of The First Test Against England At The Lord’s Cricket Ground. It Was Misbah’s 10th Century But On The Way Became The Oldest Cricketer To Hit A Test Century As Captain.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pankaj Samantray | Updated on: 15 Jul 2016, 11:31:11 PM

New Delhi :

Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq began his England tour with a bang. The right handed middle-order batsman scored a century on day one of the first Test against England at the Lord’s cricket ground.  It was Misbah’s 10th century but on the way became the oldest cricketer to hit a Test century as captain.

The Pakistan skipper broke the record of former Australian all-rounder Bob Simpson, who scored a century at the age of 41 years and 359 days, in the 1977-78 season.

At 46 years and 82 days, Englishman Jack Hobbs is still the oldest player to score a Test century, with Misbah-ul-Haq now occupying the sixth spot on the list.

Pakistan were in a spot of bother at 77 for three when Misbah-ul-Haq walked into bat and his gritty knock helped steady the ship.  He scored 114 runs off 199 balls with 18 boundaries.

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First Published : 15 Jul 2016, 11:12:00 PM

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