Yesterday, Pakistan finished at a score of 219/4, thanks to a wonderful century from Younis Khan. 

Here are some statistics from Day 1

5– no. of Australian cricketers are born in other countries. Steve O’Keefe joined the club yesterday when he made his debut. He is born in Malaysia. The other four are Moises Henriques (Portugal), Archie Jackson (Scotland), Tom Haran and Thomas Kelly (Ireland). Steve O’Keefe also became the 2nd Malaysian born Test cricketer after Lall Singh who played for India in 1932.

12– no. of batsman who have scored centuries against 9 nations. Younis Khan joined the elite club yesterday and became the 12 player to acheive this remarkable feat. The other 11 batsman are Marvan Attapattu, Adam Gilchrist, Mahela Jayawardena, Jacques Kallis, Gary Kirsten, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh. Matthew Hayden also has 9 centuries against different teams but one of them is the ICC World XI. Hayden failed to score a hundred against Bangladesh in four Tests

92.50– That is the percentage of dot balls bowled by Mitchell Johnson yesterday. Out of 120 balls he bowled, 111 were dot balls. Even Younis Khan could manage 13 runs of his 49 balls. 

13*– no. of maiden overs bowled by Mitchell Johnson, the most he has in one Test innings and it is still not over.

52– no. of times Younis Khan is involved in hundred run partnership in Tests, the most by any Pakistani. The record is held by Rahul Dravid (88).

3 – Number of Test cricketing fathers who had two sons who also played Test Cricket. With Mitchell Marsh’s debut, Geoff Marsh became only third Test cricketer to achieve this feat. The other two are Lala Amarnath and Walter Hadlee. The sons of Lala who earned Test caps were Mohinder and Surinder whereas in Walter’s case they were Dayle and Richard. Another Hadlee brother (Barry) featured in two ODIs while Richard’s wife Karen Hadlee played an ODI for New Zealand Women.

19– Years since Pakistan have lost less than 5 wickets on day 1 after batting first. The last time it happened was in 1995 when Wasim Akram led side scored 231-4 on day 1. Pakistan went on to win the match though Australia had already sealed the series.

1983Misbah ul Haq (40 years and 147 days) is the oldest to captain a side in the last 30 years. The last captain to be older than him was Somachandra de Silva (40 years and 277 days) when he led Sri Lanka in 1983.

    Archit Athani Writer

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