Misbah becomes first Pakistani captain to lead 50 matches

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Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has made history becoming the first Pakistani to play 50 matches as Test captain.

He made the record when he walked onto Hagley Oval ground in Christchurch for a toss against the Kiwis during the second day of the Test series against New Zealand.

Pakistani team celebrated Misbah’s 50 matches as Test captain with a surprise cake-cutting ceremony in honour of the legend player.

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Earlier this year, Misbah became the oldest Test centurion in 82 years at the ‘home of cricket’ Lords when he reached three figures during a four-Test series against England.

Misbah also erased a 49-year-old Pakistan record at Lord’s by improving upon 76 made by Asif Iqbal in his maiden Test knock, while batting at No 9 in 1967.

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