Written by Staff Writer
15 Jul, 2016 | 8:07 am
Misbah-ul-Haq, was making his first appearance at Lord’s hit a hundred, when Pakistan elected to bat first.
At the age of 42 years and 47 days, Misbah became the sixth-oldest man to make a century in Tests.
Misbah had never before batted in a Test in England, never played more than a few T20 innings at Lord’s before.
Eight months ago, after leading his side to a 2-0 win over England in the UAE, he was contemplating retirement but he eventually decided to carry on in the belief that Pakistan would need him on this tour.
It was clear to see why when he strode out with his side 77 for 3, bearded and resolute, a grizzled captain leading his men into uncharted waters and ready to repel all boarders.
Misbah is an old man in a modern game. He is 42 years and 47 days old, and no one as old as he has played a Test since John Emburey bowled his off spin against West Indies in 1995.
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