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Babar Azam completes 1,000 runs this year

Babar Azam has completed a total of 1,000 runs this year and he is the first Pakistani batsman to achieve this honour after six years. The Pakistani captain achieved this honour in the second innings of the third Test Match between Pakistan and England in Karachi.

Babar Azam is the sixth Pakistani batsman to score 1000 runs in a year when he reached 45 runs in the second innings of the third Test Match after which he was dismissed for 54 runs. Babar Azam has scored 1009 runs in 8 Tests so far and can increase his total runs by playing another match against New Zealand next week.

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Despite Babar Azam’s good performance the threat of whitewashing has been hovering over Pakistan’s head for the first time in the country. On the third day of the Karachi test Pakistan has been facing the threat of the worst defeat in history in the series played in the country for the first time.

England’s Joe Root is the highest run-scorer in 2022 with 1098 runs in 15 Tests.

Australia’s Usman Khawaja has scored 1079 runs in 10 Tests and England batsman Jonny Bairstow has scored 1061 runs in 10 matches.

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For Pakistan Younis Khan had achieved this feat twice in his career scoring 1179 runs in 2006 and 1064 runs in 2014.

Mohammad Yousuf scored 1788 runs in 2006, Inzamam-ul-Haq scored 1090 runs in 2000, Azhar Ali scored 1198 runs in 2016 and Mohsin Khan scored 1029 runs in 1982.

Mohammad Yousuf holds the record for most runs scored by any batsman in a year.


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