Cricket, one thing that unites all of Pakistan, has given us so many great moments to cherish. Whether it’s about becoming a test-playing nation or winning the world cup, cricket binds us all.
Talking about cricket, let’s take a blast from the past and look at few of the best test innings ever played by Pakistani legend batsmen. Scoring a triple century in test cricket is a huge honor and fortunately, Pakistan has four triple-ton scorers: Little Master Hanif Mohammad, Inzamam ul Haq and Younis Khan and Azhar Ali.
Hanif Mohammad 337 Against West Indies at Bridgetown, 1958
The cricketing genius and a true legend, Hanif Mohammad denied the might West Indians a clear victory when he played the longest ever test innings which lasted 16 hours and 10 minutes while following on.
He also held the record for the biggest first-class score (499) for 45 years, which was bettered by Brian Lara when he scored 501 for Warwickshire.
Inzamamul Haq 329 Against New Zealand at Lahore, 2002
Former Pakistan captain, Inzamamul Haq blasted the NZ bowlers all around the park for his maiden triple century becoming only the second Pakistani after the great Hanif Mohammad to score 300+ runs in an innings.
He helped Pakistan win the match convincingly, overcoming the visitors by an innings and 324 runs.
Younis Khan 313 Against Sri Lanka at Karachi, 2009
Having scored 644/7 in the first innings, Sri Lanka were well on top, but a world class triple century from the leading run-scorer for Pakistan, Younis Khan ensured that the match wasn’t lost.
His heroic innings took the match towards a draw.
Azhar Ali 302* Against West Indies at Dubai, 2016
Azhar’s triple century came in a day/night test and despite faltering in the second innings, Pakistan managed to win the match by 56 runs.