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Azhar Ali joins Pakistan's 5,000 Test club

Consistent Pakistan middle-order batsman Azhar Ali completed 5,000 runs in the longer format during the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Published: 30th September 2017 05:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2017 05:48 PM   |  A+A-

Azhar Ali .(AP)

By AFP

ABU DHABI: Consistent Pakistan middle-order batsman Azhar Ali completed 5,000 runs in the longer format during the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

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.

Here is the list of Pakistan batsmen who scored 5,000 or more runs in Test cricket (under Test and runs)

Younis Khan 118 10,099

Javed Miandad 124 8832

Inzamam-ul-Haq 119 8829

Mohammad Yousuf 90 7530

Salim Malik 103 5768

Misbah-ul-Haq 75 5222

Zaheer Abbas 78 5062

Azhar Ali 61 5,000

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