Saturday, 30 September 2017 - 16:41
Azar Ali completes 5,000 runs in Tests



Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali completed his 5000 runs in Tests when he reached 32 not out in the day 3 of 1st Test against Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi.

He is the 4th quickest Pakistani batsmen to achieve the milestone. This was his 61st Test and he had taken 115 innings to score 5,000 runs.

At stumps at tea on day 3, Pakistan was on 194 for 2.

Batting first Sri Lanka totaled 419 all out.

The 32-year-old became the eighth Pakistan batsman to reach the milestone in his 61st Test when he took a single to reach a personal score of 32.

Ali made his Test debut against Australia at Lord's in Pakistan's neutral venue series in England in 2010 and has since been a consistent performer with the bat.

He became the first-century maker in a day-night Test during his epic triple hundred against the West Indies in Dubai last year.

He scored 1198 runs in 11 Tests in 2016, also including a fighting double hundred against Australia at Melbourne.

Younis Khan is the leading Test run-getter for Pakistan, with 10,099 runs in 118 Tests.

Pakistan batsmen who scored 5,000 or more Test runs:

Younis Khan: 10,099

Javed Miandad: 8,832

Inzamam-ul-Haq: 8,830

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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