ISLAMABAD, July 15 (APP): Misbah-ul-Haq became the oldest cricketer to make a Test century for 82 years when on Thursday he reached three figures against England at the historic Lord’s ground.
His feat is also most remarkable as this was his first Test at
the home of cricket. Overall Misbah has now scored five centuries after turning 40. This is also a record as no captain has ever scored more than three centuries after 40.
The century at Lord’s was also his eighth ton as a Pakistan
Test captain. Prior to this century he was standing equal with
Inzamam-ul-Haq, who had scored seven centuries as captain.
Misbah is also the oldest batsman to score a Test hundred in
the last 82 years. Not since England’s Patsy Hendren made a century against Australia aged 45 at Manchester’s Old Trafford ground back in 1934 had an older player scored a Test hundred.