A day after Babar Azam went on to score his sixth Test match hundred, the Pakistan captain went in to make it into his highest score. With Pakistan fighting to save the Karachi Test against the Australian team, Babar led from the front & made it to a fine knock of 196 to surprise the visitors what looked like a potential win. In contrast, Babar stood in the way of Australia scoring victory.
Although Abdullah Shafique & Mohammad Rizwan played their parts, the fact that Pakistan will head into the final Test with the series levelled at 0-0 is mainly because of their captain’s resistance.
Whereas, when the fifth day began, Pakistan was required to pull off a record chase of 506 runs with eight wickets remaining. But Babar stood firm like a pillar, bringing up his first Test match century in over two years and then doubling it in the final season.
With Australia managing to pick up two(2) more wickets in the day and reducing Pakitan to 277/4, it looks like as if another batting collapse was inevitable. But, Babar batted magnificently to deny Australia & produced a fighting knock in the 4th innings of a Test match.
Meanwhile, Babar might have missed out on a maiden Test double, he went on to make it to the top of an untouchable list and also led it to the top. Even his knock is now the highest by a captain in the fourth inning of a Test match.
During the process, Babar left behind great players like Donald Bradman, Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting, who has scored their best while batting in the fourth (4th) innings, were 173 not out, 156 & 141. Babar has also left behind the legendary name of the cricket Brian Lara, who has set up the highest score in the fourth innings of a Test match is an unbeaten 153.