Test Centuries with all 9 Test opponents
Australia touring United Arab Emirates to play a test series against Pakistan started the day 1 of the 1st Test Today at Dubai.After winning the toss ,Pakistan’s skipper Misbah Ul Haq choose to bat first.MR Marsh and SNJ O’Keefe of Australia and Imran Khan and Yasir Shah of Pakistan debut in this Test .Pakistan couldn’t have a good start and they lost their 1st wicket as Hafeez was lbw in the 5th delivery of Mitchell Johnson’s 1st over.Pakistan was on the backfoot from the initial stage of the game as they lost their second wicket as Siddle bowled Ahmed Shehzad.It was observed that Pakistan was having a batting collapse likewise India was made by England recently. Pakistan lost their second on 7 runs on the board for 2 wickets at 3.1 overs.
Azhar Ali along with veteran batsman Younis Khan seemed quite good with their strokes and they completed 50 runs together at Lunch: Pakistan – 50/2 in 29.0 overs (Azhar 24, Younis Khan 14).
Australia won the 1st session as they had a good start with the ball after losing the toss as well.
Moreover,both of them seemed more comfortable after the lunch and they added good runs.The Misbah Ul Haq’s side completed their 100 at 46.3overs.With Ali’s 51 Pakistan managed a third wicket partnership of 108 runs along with Younis 50 runs.With the comeback of Johnson to bowl he made Ali caught by Doolan.
It was 125/3 for Pakistan at Tea in 57.0 overs (Younis Khan 52, Misbah-ul-Haq 8)
Younis and Misbah continued to bat after tea where Younis made a record as a 1st Pakistani batsman to score a century against all the 9 Test playing nations.This record is not a small one as this record validates against other teams players also.It was 106 by Younis when Johnson lbw him after the play of 223 deliveries with his bat. No matter he is out as he managed his part of play.Pakistan was 198-4 then.He is the 12th Test Batsman to score a Test hundred against all the opponent Nations.
Pakistan is 219/4 (90.0 overs) where Asad Shafiq is at 9 of 36 balls and skipper Misbah is at 34 of 103 balls.
These were Test Centuries with all 9 Test opponents.