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Misbah-Ul-Haq Breaks Batting Records

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Misbah-ul-Haq broke a number of records on day four in Abu Dhabi
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Misbah-ul-Haq has scored the quickest half-century in Test cricket and followed that up by equalling Sir Viv Richards' record of a 56-ball century on day four of the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi.

This Test series started with Pakistan in all sorts of trouble, after losing the ODI series 3-0 and without a number of experienced players, and Australia riding high but now Pakistan are on the brink of a memorable series win.

This series has already seen a number of records fall to Pakistan’s, all thanks to Younus Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed and Yasir Shah but there is one man who you can’t count out even if he is 40 years and 158 days old.

Misbah, who was dropped from the second ball of his innings went on to score the quickest Test 50 in the history of the game, not only in terms of balls but also in terms of minutes batted and then the fastest Test century, levelling Richards.

Here are the lists:

Fastest 50s (balls faced)

Batsman

Balls Faced

Opponents

Year

Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK)

21

Australia

2014

Jacques Kallis (SA)

24

Zimbabwe

2004

Shane Shillingford (WI)

25

New Zealand

2014

Shahid Afridi (PAK)

26

India

2004

Mohammad Ashraful (BAN)

26

India

2007

Mohammad Yousuf (PAK)

27

South Africa

2002

Foffie Williams (WI)

28

England

1947

Ian Botham (ENG)

28

India

1981

Chris Gayle (WI)

28

New Zealand

2014

Bruce Yardley (AUS)

29

West Indies

1977

Tim Southee (NZ)

29

England

2001

Kapil Dev (IND)

30

Pakistan

1982

Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)

30

New Zealand

2009

 Fastest 50s (minutes)

Batsman

Minutes

Opponents

Year

Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK)

24

Australia

2014

Mohammad Ashraful (BAN)

27

India

2007

John Brown (ENG)

28

Australia

1894

Salim Durrani (IND)

29

England

1963

Foffie Williams (WI)

30

England

1947

Bruce Taylor (NZ)

30

West Indies

1968

 

Fastest hundred (balls faced)

Batsman

Balls Faced

Opponents

Year

Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK)

56

Australia

2014

Viv Richards (WI)

56

England

1985-86

Adam Gilchrist (AUS)

57

England

2006-07

Jack Gregory (AUS)

67

South Africa

1921-22

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)

69

Australia

2002-03

David Warner (AUS)

69

India

2011-12

Chris Gayle (WI)

70

Australia

2009-10

Roy Fredericks (WI)

71

Australia

1975-76

Majid Khan (PAK)

74

New Zealand

1976-77

Kapil Dev (IND)

74

Sri Lanka

1986-87

Mohammad Azharuddin (IND)

74

South Africa

1996-97

AB de Villiers (SA)

75

India

2010-11

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