Azhar Ali joins Pakistan’s 5,000 Test club
ABU DHABI: 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 became 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 1,198 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.
Here is the list of Pakistan batsmen who scored 5,000 or more runs in Test cricket (under Test and runs)
Javed Miandad 124 – 8832
Inzamam-ul-Haq 119 – 8829
Mohammad Yousuf 90 – 7530
Salim Malik 103 – 5768