MISBAH-UL-HAQ: FIRST TO SCORE 4000 RUNS WITH OUT A HUNDRED

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Misbah-ul-Haq became the 13th Pakistani and 87th batsman overall to score 4000 runs in one day internationals.

The right hand middle order batsman from Mianwali, achieved this feat druing his 31-run knock in the first one day international match against South Africa at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Wednesday (October 30).

The Pakistani skipper made his debut in one day international against New Zealand at Lahore on April 27,2002, took 11 years and 186 days to reach this landmark. He is the first batsman to score 4000 runs with out a hundred. His highest score in this form of cricket is an unbeaten 96 in 187 minutes off 127 balls with five fours and three sixes against West Indies at The Oval on June 7,2013.

Misbah-ul-Haq scored 585 runs at 34.41 with a strike rate of 90.41 and three half centuries in 22 innings of 27 matches at home while he made 3418 runs at 47.47 and a strike rate of 71.22 with 28 fifties in 96 innings of 102 matches outside Pakistan.

** South Africa’s one-run victory was smallest against Pakistan in terms of runs. Their previous smallest victory against Pakistan was two runs which was recorded at Dubai on November 2,2010. It was fourth time when South Africa achieved one-run victory in one dayers while Pakistan have lost the match by this margin for the third time.

OVER 4000 RUNS FOR PAKISTAN IN ONE DAYERS:

Batsman           M        I          N.O     Runs   AVG    H.S      S/R       100       50        0

Inzamam-ul-Haq             378       350       53         11739   39.52    137*      74.24    10        83         20

Mohammad Yousuf       288      273       40        9720     41.71    141*      75.10    15         64         15

Saeed Anwar     247      244       19         8824    39.21    194       80.67    20         43         15

Javed Miandad             233       218       41         7381     41.70    119*      67.01    8 50      8

Shahid Afridi     363       336       22         7369     23.46    124       114.78 6          35         29

Saleem Malik     283       256       38        7170     32.88    102       76.41    5          47         19

Younis Khan `   253      243       23         7014     31.88    144       75.36    6          48         21

Ijaz Ahmed        250      232       29         6564    32.33   139*      80.30    10         37         14

Rameez Raja     198       197       15         5841     32.09    119*      63.31    9         31         15

Shoaib Malik     216       193       25         5490     32.67    143       78.28    7          31         13

Abdul Razzaq    265      228      57        5080     29.70    112       81.25    3          23         14

Aamer Sohail    156      155       5          4780     31.86    134       65.50    5         31         10

Misbah-ul-Haq   129      118       29         4003     44.97    96*      73.50   0         31         4