5 Pakistan batsmen with most Test runs against England

5 Pakistan batsmen with most Test runs against England

As the three-match Test series between the two nations gets underway on August 5th, let us have a look at the top five run-scorers for Pakistan against England in Tests.

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Mohammad Yousuf. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The England cricket team put up a clinical performance in the third and final Test of the series and thrashed the West Indies by 269 runs to clinch the Wisden Trophy 2-1. The next challenge that awaits the hosts is the Pakistan side that will visit England for a three-match Test series starting from August 5, 2020.

Over the years, the batsmen from Pakistan have played some riveting knocks against England and delighted the cricketing aficionados. If Inzamam ul Haq’s effervescent 148 at the iconic Lords cricket ground in the year 1996 was one for the connoisseurs of the game, then Javed Miandad’s magical 260 at the Kennington Oval in 1987 made the crowd gape at him for the blemishless mastery that he exhibited.

As the three-match Test series between the two nations gets underway on August 5th, let us have a look at the top five run-scorers for Pakistan against England in Tests.

Here’s the list:

5. Saleem Malik (1396 runs)

Saleem Malik
Saleem Malik of Pakistan during the 1996 tour of England, circa May 1996. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

With a run tally of 1396 runs from 28 innings, Saleem Malik occupies the fifth position in the list. The legendary right-hander always took a special liking to the English bowling attack and scored as many 4 hundreds and 9 fifties and averaged an impressive 60.69 against England in white flannels.

The stand out knock from the willow of Malik against England came in the year 1992 when he scored a sedate 165 at Edgbaston. His hundred allowed Pakistan to draw the Test match against the hosts.

Malik featured in 103 Tests for Pakistan in a career that spanned 17 years and scored 5768 runs for his side. He retired from the game in the year 1999.

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