First Test match between Pakistan and the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica ended with a 7 wicket victory for the green shirts. The triumph should serve as a great morale booster for the Asian side as before this game they had lost six consecutive Test matches which also remains to be their worst losing streak in the format.
Moreover, throughout the game boys from Pakistan scaled new heights and registered their names in the record books. Here is a look at top 5 milestones that Pakistanis were able to achieve during the Jamaica Test.
5. First Time since 1988 that Pakistan has won an Inaugural Test in the West Indies
First Test match of any Test series provides an ideal opportunity to seize the advantage. Pakistan should know this well as they have never won a Test series in West Indies and one important factor amongst many others is that before the ongoing tour it was only in 1988 that they were able to win the inaugural Test match while playing in the Caribbean Islands.
With the national side 1-0 up, they now require only one more victory to re-write record books.
4. Sarfaraz Completes 2000 Runs
Sarfraz Ahmed scored a half-century during the game and in the process became the fourth wicket-keeper batsman from Pakistan to have scored 2000 runs or more. He now joins an elite group that includes names like Hanif Mohammad, Moin Khan and Kamran Akmal.
3. Misbah Completes 5000 Runs
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq completed 5000 runs when he reached 49 during the second innings of the game. He is now the seventh Pakistani to have achieved the milestone. Other batsman who have scored 5000 or more runs while representing the green shirts include Younis Khan, Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousuf, Saleem Malik and Zaheer Abbas.
2. Best Bowling Figures for Amir
Mohammad Amir recorded his best bowling figures in a Test match when he was able to dismiss 6 West Indies batsmen for 44 runs only. This is also his most significant performance ever since making a comeback following the spot-fixing ban.
1. Younis Enters the 10,000 Runs Club
Younis Khan became the first Pakistani and over-all the thirteenth batsman to have scored 10,000 runs or more. He now enters the elite club that includes Sachin Tendulkar (15,921 runs), Ricky Ponting (13,378 runs), Jacques Kallis (13,289 runs), Rahul Dravid (13,288 runs), Kumar Sangakkara (12,400 runs), Brain Lara (11,953 runs), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (11,867 runs), Mahela Jayawardene (11,814 runs), Allan Border (11,874 runs), Alastair Cook (11,057 runs), Steve Waugh (10,927 runs) and Sunil Gavaskar (10,122 runs).