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Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday became the 12th cricketer in Pakistan history to complete 5,000 runs in One-Day International (ODI) cricket, during ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match against South Africa at the Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES AND COMMENTARY: Pakistan vs South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The 40-year-old brought up his 5,000 runs in the 50-over format in his 160th match, but unfortunately, the right-handed batsman ha snot yet scored a century in this format. LIVE CRICKET BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY AND SCORE UPDATES: Pakistan vs South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Misbah has played 160 matches so far and has had a healthy run rate in excess of 43 in ODI cricket. The right-handed batsman has a highest score of 96 not out and as many as 41 half-centuries, but not a single century in the format.

According to IANS, Pakistan Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who will retire from One-Day Internationals (ODIs) post the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, hopes his retirement will bring in a new era for the country’s cricket in which a young leader will be chosen and given the responsibility to carry it forward. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Complete Coverage

It s the time for Pakistan to look forward. If you are going to give captaincy to a youngster, he needs some time to develop a team and develop himself as a captain, Misbah was quoted as saying by espncricinfo on Friday. “I would really appreciate if the board shows confidence in someone for a long time. That can build stability in your team. It s time to change and put some responsibility on the shoulders of these youngsters.

Here’s a list of the 12 Pakistan cricketers who have scored 5,000 or more ODI runs:

Player M R HS Avg 100 50
Inzamam-ul-Haq 375 11701 137* 39.53 10 83
Mohammad Yousuf 281 9554 141* 42.08 15 62
Saeed Anwar 247 8824 194 39.21 20 43
Shahid Afridi 391** 7982 124 23.82 6 39
Javed Miandad 233 7381 119* 41.7 8 50
Younis Khan 264** 7231 144 31.43 7 48
Saleem Malik 283 7170 102 32.88 5 47
Ijaz Ahmed 250 6564 139* 32.33 10 37
Rameez Raja 198 5841 119* 32.09 9 31
Shoaib Malik 216 5490 143 32.67 7 31
Abdul Razzaq 261 5031 112 29.94 3 23
Misbah-ul-Haq 160** 5000 96* 43.47 0 41

** Currently active in international cricket.