Azhar Ali was unbeaten on 100 from 174 when Pakistan declared their innings at 293 for three © Getty Images
Azhar Ali was unbeaten on 100 from 174 when Pakistan declared their innings at 293 for three © Getty Images

Nov 3, 2014

Pakistan and Australia head into the fifth day of the second and final Test at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Australia finished at a score of 143 for four at the end of the fourth day, with Mitchell Marsh and Steven Smith batting on 26 and 38 respectively. Australia need another 460 runs to win the Test and level the series, while Pakistan are closing in on a famous victory that will also see them crowned series winners. Catch the live coverage of Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test on Ten HD.

The 40-year-old smashed a 21-ball fifty and a 56-ball hundred on the fourth day of the second Test, which put his team in sight of a 2-0 series win, their first series win in 20 years against Australia. Misbah’s 57-ball 101 lifted Pakistan to 293-3 declared in the second innings, setting a huge 603-run target for Australia who finished the day on a shaky 143-4.

It proved to be a Super Sunday for Misbah, often castigated by experts and fans alike for his “tuk, tuk (Urdu word for the sound coming from the bat when a defensive stroke is played) style of batting. Misbah said it was a great honour for being bracketted with West Indian legend Viv Richards who hit a 56-ball hundred against England at Antigua in 1986.

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