Misbah-ul-Haq registered the record of captaining Pakistan in 49 Test matches    Getty Images
Misbah-ul-Haq registered the record of captaining Pakistan in 49 Test matches Getty Images

Misbah-ul-Haq has now become the Pakistani captain to lead in 49 Test matches as he walked out for the toss of the third and final Test match against West Indies. The 42 years 155 days yeards old surpassed the record of Imran Khan of 48 Tests as Pakistan captain. Out of the total 48 Tests that Pakistan has played under Misbah’s captaincy he has won 24, lost 13 and has drawn 11 matches making his win percentage to almost 48.97. Pakistan have already won the first Two Tests against West Indies clinching the series well before it ends. Misbah won the toss in the third Test and has opted to bat first. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test at Abu Dhabi

Speaking during the toss, when asked about the record, Misbah said, The Team first, you just enjoy these milestones. The main goal is to win the Test match. It is important for you, especially in Tests, to play better than the previous one. Every game is important and you have to play for the sake of winning.” It is due to his such down to earth nature that Misbah is regarded as one of the best captains for Pakistan in Tests. Pakistan have got off to a disappointing start in the final Test match after choosing to bat first. They lost their opener Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq who walked at No. 3 in quick successions off Shannon Gabriel‘s very first over of the match. Pakistan have a chance here to clean sweep West Indies across all formats of the game as they have already whitewashed the West Indians first in Twnety20 International series and then in One-Day International series.