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Pak vs NZ: Babar Azam becomes leading Test scorer of 2022

Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam has achieved multiple milestones during his century knock in the first innings against New Zealand on the first day
2022-12-26
Pak vs NZ: Babar Azam becomes leading Test scorer of 2022

Babar Azam achieved yet another milestone in international cricket during the opening Test against New Zealand in Karachi.

The right-handed batter surpassed Mohammad Yousuf’s record for the most runs scored for Pakistan in international cricket in a calendar year.

Back in 2006, Mohammad Yousuf scored 2,435 international runs in 39 innings at an average of 69.57, including nine centuries and eight fifties.

Before the start of the first Test today, the all-format captain was just nine runs short of Mohammad Yousuf’s record and had already scored 54* before lunch.

The right-hander has now scored 2,477 international runs across formats at an average of 52.67 including seven centuries and 17 fifties.

  batter

Year

Innings

Runs

Average

100s

50s

Babar Azam 

2022

  51

2,477

52.67

  7

17

Mohammad Yousuf

2006

  39

2435

69.57

  9

 8

Saeed Anwar

1996

  48

2296

54.66

  5

15

Mohammad Yousuf

2002

  44

2226

60.16

  8

 10

Inzamam-ul-Haq

2000

  51

2164

50.32

  5

15

 

Babar is also the third-highest run-scorer in Test cricket this year, with 1,063 runs in 16 innings at an average of 70.86, including three centuries and eight fifties.