Misbah-Ul-Haq's Top Knocks

Misbah-ul-Haq, the former international cricketer and coach had an illustrious career. He has captained the team across all the formats of the game. Though he has been celebrated and acknowledged more as a captain, his contribution as a batsman cannot be undermined. He is a notable middle-order batsman and the most successful Pakistan Test Skipper with 26 wins under his name. The section below highlights notable matches and tournaments of Misbah-ul-Haq, which acts as a testament to his batting prowess. 

Notable Test matches of Misbah-ul-Haq

Here are some of the remarkable innings of Misbah-ul-Haq in Test cricket:

  • 101*v Australia, 2014, Abu Dhabi

Misbah as a batsman was known for his restrained approach. However, this inning was extremely un-Misbah -like. He defied the norm and put forward one of the finest batting highlights. With this, he equaled the fastest hundred record in Test cricket. He made a notable run of 101 out of 56 balls. His performance could be equalled with the record of the legendary Viv Richard. Misbah-ul-Haq took past the 500-mark. His impeccable performance helped Pakistan gain the largest victory against Australia. 

  • 114 v England, 2016, Lord’s

In this test innings, Misbah-ul-Haq became the oldest captain to bag a century. He made 114 runs in the first Test of the England tour. This is the time when he showcased his patience keeping his nerve when Pakistan was in a tricky spot and was struggling at 77 for 3. His noteworthy partnership with Asad Shafiq and Younis Khan in the middle. Misbah’s knock together with Yasir Shah’s exemplary bowling helped Pakistan win by 75 runs. 

  • 102 v England, 2015, Dubai

This inning showcased another notable win for the Pakistan team. Though Younis Khan and Shah Masood scored fifties, the team kept losing wickets but what followed after Misbah came to bat was pure class. Misbah stabilised the situation and took the team to 378 by building partnerships with Asad Shafiq and Younis. With Misbah’s knock of 87 runs and the excellent bowling from Wahab Riaz in the second innings, Pakistan could seal a victory by 178 runs. 

  • 161*v India, 2007, Kolkata

Pakistan was set to play against India for the second match of the series in Kolkata after the defeat in the first test match in Delhi. India had an amazing start to the match and scored 616/5d which kept the top-order batters of Pakistan under pressure. However, when Misbah came to bat at number 5, he kept his feet strong on the ground and scored a century. He made 207 runs in partnership with Kamal Akmal for the sixth wicket and 91 runs in partnership with Mohammad Sami for the seventh wicket and backed Pakistan. His unbeaten knock enabled the team to post 456 runs in the first innings. This run ensured that the match ended in a draw.

Besides the test matches, one of the notable knocks of Misbah can be seen in the 96* v West Indies, Champions Trophy, 2013. Though Misbah scored centuries in the test matches, he could not score in triple digits in the 50-over format. The closest run that he made was 96 at the  Oval against West Indies. In the Group B fixture, when Pakistan was boweld out, Misbah and Nasir were the two batters who scored in double digits. It is for Misbah, that Pakistan did not lose by such a huge margin. Misbah’s notable knock comprises three sixes and five fours. 

In the 2007 T20 World Cup, he almost took Pakistan to glory. He became the highest run-getter from his team in the tournament and came to the limelight. In his ODI career, Misbah-ul-Haq has made more than 5000 runs. Even though Misbah-ul-Haq had a comparatively shorter cricket career, it was significant. Misbah-ul-Haq is a man of multiple talents. He wrapped up his career being the most successful Test captain. His performances throughout his career are an integral part of the cricket history of Pakistan. 

What is the name of Misbah-ul-Haq’s wife?
Uzma Khan is Misbah-ul-Haq’s wife. They got married in 2004. 
When and where was Misbah-ul-Haq born?
Misbah-ul-Haq was born in Mianwali, Pakistan on 28th May 1974. 
What is the educational degree of Misbah-ul-Haq?
Misbah-ul-Haq completed his BSc in Faisalabad and then he pursued an MBA degree from the University of Management and Technology.