Pakistan’s Azhar Ali completes 7000 Test runs amid third Test

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Senior batter Azhar Ali has completed 7000 runs in the 12 year long test cricket career while playing for the first time at his home crowd in Qaddafi National Cricket Stadium.

Azhar Ali has become the fifth Pakistani batsmen to complete the 7000 runs for the Pakistan side in test matches.

Prior to Azhar, legends Muhammad Yusaf, Inzimam ul Haq, Javed Miandad and Yonis Khan had made 7000 and above runs from the Pakistan side. 

Azhar Ali known for his brilliant innings has also become the 54th batsmen globally and joined the club of worldwide crickets who crossed the landmark 7000 runs scores.

He has achieved this brilliant record in 94th test match.

Azhar Ali has made 19 centuries and 35 fifties in his 12 yearlong test career. Azhar had a record of scoring a triple century as well in his test career.

Australian captain Pa Cummings out him on 78 runs. 86.4 catch of the series from Cummins! Full on fourth stump at 138 kph, Azhar punches this uppishly back down the pitch at knee height and Cummins claws this one-handed with his right paw reaching out to his right while tumbling forward in his follow-through. He flings the ball in the air in delight before his body lands on the turf before letting out a wolf-like howl. The animal is unleashed! 214/3.

One of the commentator praised Cummings: “Oh come along now… can we just take a moment to appreciate what a great catch it was from Cummins. A fast bowler, after bowling 18 overs in the heat (and captaining the side), to even get near it was incredible, never mind catching it!”