Babar Azam breaks record for highest fourth innings score by a captain

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam broke Michael Atherton's record for the highest fourth innings score by a captain during the second Test against Australia.

Babar Azam converted his first Test ton in two years to a double hundred against Australia in Karachi.   -  AP

Babar Azam broke the record for the highest fourth-innings score by a captain in Test cricket during Pakistan's second match against Australia in Karachi on Wednesday.

Babar's record-breaking knock came during Pakistan's pursuit of the 506-run target set by Australia. He surpassed former England captain Michael Atherton's unbeaten 185 against South Africa in 1995.

Babar was eventually out for 196.

BABAR AZAM   196

MICHAEL ATHERTON 185*

BEVAN CONGDON 176

DONALD BRADMAN 173*

RICKY PONTING 156

GRAEME SMITH 154*

BRIAN LARA 153*

VIRAT KOHLI 141

WALLY HAMMOND 140

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