Azhar Ali joins Pakistan’s ‘5,000 Test runs’ club

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Constant Pakistan middle-order batsman Azhar Ali accomplished 5,000 runs within the longer format throughout the third day’s play within the first Check in opposition to Sri Lanka on Saturday.

The 32-year-old beceme the eighth Pakistan batsman to achieve the milestone in his 61st Check, when he took a single to achieve a private rating of 32.

Ali made his Check debut in opposition to Australia at Lord’s in Pakistan’s impartial venue collection in England in 2010 and has since been a constant performer with the bat.

He grew to become the primary century maker in a day-night Check throughout his epic triple hundred in opposition to the West Indies in Dubai final yr.

He scored 1198 runs in 11 Exams in 2016, additionally together with a preventing double hundred in opposition to Australia at Melbourne.

Younis Khan is the main Check run-getter for Pakistan, with 10,099 runs in 118 Exams.

Pakistan batsmen who scored 5,000 or extra Check runs:

Younis Khan: 10,099
Javed Miandad: eight,832
Inzamam-ul-Haq: eight,830
Mohammad Yousuf: 7,530
Salim Malik: 5,768
Misbah-ul-Haq: 5,222
Zaheer Abbas: 5,062
Azhar Ali: 5,000

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