West Indies vs Pakistan, 1st Test – Statistical Highlights

Stats and records from the West Indies vs Pakistan 1st Test.

Pakistan’s bowler Yasir Shah (C) celebrates with teammates. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Sampath Bandarupalli

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The veteran pair of Pakistan, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan witness their farewell series getting off the mark with a bang as Pakistan outplayed the hosts by a fair margin. They took a first innings lead of 121 runs to which in reply, the West Indians managed to score just 152 and give a 32-run target.

Despite losing three wickets, captain Misbah took his team past the winning line by striking consecutive sixes. Here we look at all the records and stats created during the course of the Test match.

2 – Number of players in Test cricket who have finished off a successful run-chase by hitting sixes off consecutive balls. Colin de Grandhomme was the first while Misbah-ul-Haq became the second player to do so. Grandhomme did it vs Bangladesh earlier this year.

3 – Number of wickets Pakistan lost during their chase of 32 runs. In the 80 occasions of a team chasing 32 or lower in Test cricket before this, no team lost more than 2 wickets.

4 – Number of times Misbah-ul-Haq has finished a successful run-chase by hitting a six in Test cricket, the most by any player in the last 20 years. Since 1998, Ricky Ponting is only another player who has finished Test match chases by hitting a six more than once.

6 – Number of times Misbah-ul-Haq has scored winning runs in Test cricket so far, the joint 3rd most times by any player (Where winning run data is known). Ricky Ponting scored winning runs on 9 occasions while Len Hutton did so 7 times.

6/44 – Mohammed Amir’s bowling figures of 6/44 in the first innings are the 3rd best by a Pakistani bowler in Test cricket on West Indian soil. Yasir Shah’s 6/63 in WI’s 2nd innings are the 5th best figures by a Pakistani in West Indies in this format.

8 – This is only the 8th Test series for Pakistan in West Indies. In these 8 series, Pakistan won the first match only on two occasions including this series. They lost the first match of a series in West Indies three times while other three ended in a draw.

17y 54d – Time span between Younis Khan’s debut and scoring the 10000th run; the second longest among the 13 players. Shivnarine Chanderpaul needed 18 years and 37 days to get 10,000 runs.

39y 143d – Age of Younis Khan when he got to the 10000-run mark in Test cricket; the oldest player to achieve the milestone. Shivnarine Chanderpaul was aged 37 years and 351 days.

99* – Misbah-ul-Haq’s score in Pakistan’s first innings. He became only the 6th player to remain unbeaten on 99 in a Test inning. Other 5 are Geoff Boycott, Steve Waugh, Alex Tudor, Shaun Pollock and Andrew Hall.

2002 – Last time before this Test match when two Pakistani bowlers took 6-wicket hauls in the same Test match was vs Bangladesh in 2002. Waqar Younis took 6 wickets in the first innings while Danish Kaneria took 7 wickets in Bangladesh’s 2nd innings.

4054 – Runs scored by Misbah-ul-Haq in Test cricket as captain so far. He became the first player from Pakistan and 9th in overall to score 4000 Test runs as captain.

5062 – Runs scored by Misbah-ul-Haq in Test cricket so far. He became the 7th player from Pakistan and 91st overall to score over 5000 Test runs.

10041 – Runs scored by Younis Khan in Test cricket so far. Younis became the first player from Pakistan and 13th overall to complete 10000 Test runs.