Misbah-ul-Haq

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Misbah-ul-Haq became the oldest Test centurion for 82 years, and the oldest captain ever to make a Test hundred, when his 114 inspired Pakistan to a famous victory at Lord’s in 2016.

The 42 year-old, playing his first Test in England, celebrated his century with ten press-ups and a salute to his teammates on the Pavilion balcony, as a nod to the fitness work the squad had been doing with the Pakistan Army in preparation for the tour.

Winning his seventh toss in a row, Pakistan chose to bat first and were 77 for 3 when Misbah came to the wicket.

He forged a stand of 57 with fellow veteran Younis Khan before putting on 148 for the fifth wicket with Asad Shafiq (73).

Pakistan were bowled out for 339 and took a useful first innings leads when Yasir Shah’s 6 for 72 helped them dismiss England for 272.

Pakistan made 215 all out in their second innings setting England 283 to win, but four more wickets from Shah saw them collapse to 207 all out and the visitors recorded a 75 run victory, fittingly celebrating with press ups in front of the Pavilion.