Abdullah Shafique Breaks Javed Miandad’s Batting Record

by The House

Abdullah Shafique, Javed Miandad, Pakistani Cricketers

Undoubtedly, Pakistan’s 22-year-old batter, Abdullah Shafique, has been dominating International Cricket. Abdullah’s superb run of form bests Javed Miandad’s, who had the greatest tally of runs and scores among international Test specialists.

Javed Miandad

Javed Miandad was the greatest cricketer Pakistan has ever produced. Abdul Hafeez Kardar was Pakistan’s first Test captain and influential director. And as soon as he first laid eyes on Miandad as a youngster in the 1970s. He famously predicted Miandad as “the find of the decade.” He was not mistaken as a batting sensation commonplace in the 80 s and early 90 s. Miandad held the record for most runs.  As he scored 645 runs in the first 11 innings of his Test career.

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Abdullah Shafique

Abdullah is currently on 672 runs in his first Test career, which is 102 more than the average for a career in the second innings of such a match. He added 112 runs in the recent Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, a move that will help them chase down their target of 342-runs.

22-year-old Abdullah scored his first Test century against Australia in the recent Test series between them. Abdullah’s second Test century came as he led his squad on the Scoreboard.

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The opening batter, Abdullah Shafique, had a significant batting position for the (third) wicket with captain Babar Azam while trying to chase down 342. Pakistan ended day 4 on 222 for three, needing 120 more runs to take the lead in the two-match series in Galle, where the successful fourth-innings chase was 268 by Sri Lanka against New Zealand in 2019.

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