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Babar Azam Enters The List Of Players To Score 1000 Test Runs In 2022

Players To Score 1000 Test Runs In 2022: During the 3rd Test against England, Babar Azam scored 78 and 54 runs in the first and second inning respectively and becomes the first Pakistani in six years to score 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year.

Babar Enters The List Of Players To Score 1000 Test Runs In 2022

Babar Azam becomes the fourth batter to reach the milestone in 2022 during the third Test against England in Karachi. Earlier to Babar, Pakistan’s Younis Khan achieved the feat twice, scoring 1,179 runs in 2006 and 1,064 in 2014.

Australian Usman Khawaja (1,079 in 10 Tests) and England’s Jonny Bairstow (1,061 in 10) are the other batters to have achieved the feat in Test cricket this year.

Others to score 1,000 or more runs in a year are Mohammad Yousuf (1,788 in 2006), Inzamam-ul-Haq (1,090 in 2000), Azhar Ali (1,198 in 2016) and Mohsin Khan (1,029 in 1982). Yousuf’s aggregate is the most by any batter in a calendar year.

Notably, Babar Azam holds the second position in ICC WTC 2021-23 most runs list and stands behind Joe Root’s 1915 runs.

Pakistan lost the 3 match Test series against England by 0-3 and slides to 7th position in ICC WTC 2021-23 points table.

Players To Score 1000 Test Runs In 2022

Player Mat Inns Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 0
JE Root (ENG) 15 27 1098 176 45.75 63.76 5 2 3
UT Khawaja (AUS) 10 19 1079 160 71.93 51.62 4 5 0
JM Bairstow (ENG) 10 19 1061 162 66.31 76 6 1 2
Babar Azam (PAK) 8 15 1009 196 67.26 54.42 3 7 0


Post the defeat, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam says: “Disappointing as a team. We were not good enough to fight back but, credit to England they played really well. First innings we lost back to back wickets, we were good in patches but not good for longer periods and that cost us.

Our bowlers fought back very well, but unfortunately, that wasn’t good enough. A lot of positives in the series and we will carry that to the next series and we will also discuss where we fell short and correct that”, Babar Azam added.

Post the Pakistan victory, England will tour South Africa to play 3 ODIs in January 2023 across Mangaung Oval and Diamond Oval stadiums. While New Zealand will tour Pakistan to play 2 Tests and 3 ODIS between December – January 2023.

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