• - Dubai International Stadium became the 101st ground to host a test match. It became the second ground after Sharjah to host a test match in United Arab Emirates.

     

    - Misbah-ul-Haq led Pakistan in this test. He became the 29th captain to lead Pakistan in tests.

     

    - Pakistan capped Adnan Akmal for this test. He became the 200th cricketer to represent Pakistan in tests. He became the ninth Pakistan cricketer to make his test debut against South Africa.

     

    - Adnan Akmal became the 18th wicket keeper batsman to represent Pakistan in tests. He became the first Pakistan wicket keeper to make his debut against South Africa in tests.

     

    - Adnan Akmal became the 16th cricketer to make his debut in a test played at a neutral venue. He is the fourth Pakistan cricketer to make his debut at a neutral venue. Others are – Naved Latif vs West Indies at Sharjah in Jan 2002, Azhar Ali vs Australia at Lord's in Jul 2010 and Umar Amin vs Australia at Lord's in Jul 2010.

     

    - Three or more brothers playing

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  • - BB McCullum scored 225 in this test which represents the 298th double hundred in tests. This knock represents the 16th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a double hundred in tests.

     

    - BB McCullum scored 225 in this test which represents the 100th double hundred by an opening batsman in tests. This knock represents the sixth occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a double hundred in tests. The other five occasions are - 230* by B Sutcliffe vs India at Delhi in Dec 1955, 239 by GT Dowling vs India at Christchurch in Feb 1968, 223* by GM Turner vs West Indies at Kingston in Feb 1972, 259 by GM Turner vs West Indies at Georgetown in Apr 1972 and 267* by BA Young vs Sri Lanka at Dunedin in Mar 1997.

     

    - BB McCullum 's 225 in this test represent the 42nd occasion of a batsman scoring a double hundred against India. His knock represents the eleventh occasion of an opening batsman scoring a double hundred in tests against India. His knock represents the third double hundred

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  • Darren Lehmann was just 34 when Michael Clarke announced himself with a fleet-footed and fluent century on debut at Bangalore in October 2004. Just months earlier, he had been one of the key performers as Ricky Ponting's team pulled off one of cricket's Labours of Hercules, beating a Sri Lankan side with Muttiah Muralitharan 3-0 on home soil. Yet, after Clarke's wonderful debut, Lehmann – who had waited so long for his chance – announced that he would happily step aside for the young tyro. By the end of the year, still short of his 35th birthday, he was gone, though one of the most gifted strokeplayers of his generation would go on to torment Sheffield Shield attacks a while longer.

     

    In Dubai earlier this week, Younis Khan's classy hundred defied and frustrated South Africa in the first Test. Each stroke that he played was a slap in the face for Ijaz Butt, the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, whose treatment of him was as despicable as his continued maladministration of the country's

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