Sydney, Oct 17 (ANI): Pakistani Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul Haq has helped his side retain their lead against South Africa on the third day of the first Test between the two nations at Abu Dhabi by scoring his fourth Test hundred on Wednesday.
Misbah became the oldest Pakistani batsman to score a Test hundred and is also the oldest to notch a Test hundred since England's Graham Gooch reached the three-figure mark against New Zealand at Nottingham in 1994.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, coupled with Misbah's ton, Pakistan earned a comfortable lead in the game after their pace-cum-spin attack took out top four batsmen from the world number one Test team, which now needs another 121 runs to avoid an innings defeat.
The report mentioned that Pakistan removed Alviro Petersen (17), Graeme Smith (32) and Jacques Kallis (nought) by the 19th over and then first innings centurion Hashim Amla for 10 to move closer to a big victory, when bad light curtailed play seven overs early.
With Smith's scalp, Saeed Ajmal completed his 150 wickets in 29 Tests - the joint fourth fastest to reach the milestone and the second Pakistani behind paceman Waqar Younis, who completed the tally in 27 Tests, the report added. (ANI)