Pakistan’s 400 individual hundreds in Test cricket

October 18, 2020

Azhar Ali’s ton at Southampton was 400th individual Test hundred by Pakistan

Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali’s fighting 141 not out in the first innings of the third and final Test against England at Southampton was the 400th individual hundred from Pakistan in Test cricket.

Pakistan have so far played 431 Test matches since their debut in October 1952. They have been represented by 240 players: 70 of them scored centuries; 39 double hundreds were made by 21 batsmen; and four triple hundreds, all by different players.

The centurions:

Younis Khan tops the list of Pakistani centurions with 34 hundreds, followed by Inzamam-ul-Haq (25), Mohammad Yousuf (24) and Javed Miandad (23). Then comes Azhar with 17 hundreds, followed by Saleem Malik (15). Next in the list are four batsmen with 12 centuries each: Hanif Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas, Ijaz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq.

Asif Iqbal and Saeed Anwar hit 11 hundreds each while Mushtaq Mohammad, Mudassar Nazar, Mohammad Hafeez and Misbah-ul-Haq made 10 each.

Majid Khan scored eight and Mohsin Khan, Shoaib Mohammad and Taufeeq Umar made seven each.

Imran Khan and Kamran Akmal hit six tons each. Saeed Ahmed, Sadiq Mohammad, Aamer Sohail, Shahid Afridi and Babar Azam have five hundreds each. Wasim Raja, Moin Khan and Shan Masood have four centuries each.

There are as many as 12 who scored three centuries: Imtiaz Ahmed, Javed Burki, Haroon Rasheed, Qasim Umar, Wasim Akram, Azhar Mehmood, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik, Imran Farhat, Salman Butt, Ahmed Shahzad and Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Ten players have two tons each: Wazir Mohammad, Alimuddin, Ramiz Raja, Aamer Malik, Mohammad Wasim, Wajahatullah Wasti, Yasir Hameed, Imran Nazir, Haris Sohail and Abid Ali.

And 18 players have one century against their names: Nazar Mohammad, Waqar Hasan, Nasim-ul-Ghani, Intikhab Alam, Khalid Ibadulla, Mohammad Ilyas, Taslim Arif, Mansoor Akhtar, Ijaz Faqih, Rashid Latif, Basit Ali, Ali Naqvi, Saqlain Mushtaq, Faisal Iqbal, Khurram Manzoor, Fawad Alam, Umar Akmal and Yasir Shah.

Those who scored 300 or more in an innings are Hanif Mohammad (337), Inzamam-ul-Haq (329), Younis Khan (313) and Azhar Ali (302 not out).

The list of cricketers, playing an innings of 200 or more runs, is topped by Javed Miandad (6) and Younis Khan (6). They are followed by Zaheer Abbas and Mohammad Yousuf, who have four each. Azhar Ali has three (including one triple). Hanif Mohammad, Qasim Umar, Shoaib Mohammad and Inzamam-ul-Haq scored two double centuries each (Hanif and Inzamam’s scores included one triple ton each).

Those who made only one double hundred are Imtiaz Ahmed, Mushtaq Mohammad, Taslim Arif, Mohsin Khan, Mudassar Nazar, Aamer Sohail, Saleem Malik, Wasim Akram, Taufeeq Umar, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik.

Younis Khan is the only cricketer in the history of the game to score at least one century each in all 11 countries, where Pakistan played Test matches.

He is also the first batsman in history to score five centuries in the fourth innings of a Test match.

His tally of 34 hundreds places him at the sixth position on the list of world’s leading centurions, behind India’s Sachin Tendulkar (51), South Africa’s Jacques Kallis (45), Australia’s Ricky Ponting (41), Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (38) and India’s Rahul Dravid (36). Younis shares the sixth position with Sunil Gavaskar (India), Brian Lara (West Indies) and Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka).


1st: Nazar Mohammad - 124* vs India at Lucknow, 1952-53

50th: Zaheer Abbas - 240 vs England at The Oval, 1974

100th: Zaheer Abbas - 186 vs India at Karachi, 1982-83

150th: Aaamer Malik - 113 vs India at Lahore, 1989-90

200th: Saeed Anwar - 145 vs Australia at Rawalpindi, 1998-99

250th: Mohammad Yousuf - 159 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo, 2001-02

300th: Younis Khan - 130 vs South Africa at Lahore, 2007-08

350th: Azhar Ali - 100* vs Australia at Abu Dhabi, 2014-15

400th: Azhar Ali - 141* vs England at Southampton, 2020


Most hundreds in an innings:

5 vs Bangladesh at Multan, 2001 (Saeed Anwar -101, Taufeeq Umar -104, Inzamam-ul-Haq -105, Mohammad Yousuf -102* and Abdul Razzaq -110*).

This is a world record Pakistan shared with Australia, who had set it against West Indies at Kingston in 1954-55.

Most double-hundreds in an innings:

2 vs India at Hyderabad (Sindh), 1982-83 (Mudassar Nazar - 231 and Javed Miadad - 280*).

2 vs Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, 1985-86 (Qasim Umar - 206 and Javed Miandad - 203*).

2 vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka (BD), 1998-99 (Ijaz Ahmed - 211 and Inzamam-ul-Haq - 200*).

Most hundreds in a match:

5 vs Bangladesh at Multan, 2001 (Saeed Anwar - 101, Taufeeq Umar - 104, Inzamam-ul-Haq - 105, Mohammad Yousuf - 102* and Abdul Razzaq - 110*).

5 vs Australia at Abu Dhabi, 2014-15 (1st innings: Azhar Ali - 109, Younis Khan - 213 and Misbah-ul-Haq - 101, 2nd innings: Azhar Ali - 100* and Misbah-ul-Haq - 101*).

Most double-hundreds in a match:

2 vs India at Hyderabad (Sindh), 1982-83 (Mudassar Nazar - 231 and Javed Miandad - 280*).

2 vs Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, 1985-86 (Qasim Umar - 206 and Javed Miandad 203*).

2 vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka (BD), 1998-99 (Ijaz Ahmed - 211 and Inzamam-ul-Haq - 200*).

Most hundreds in a series:

12 vs India in Pakistan, 1982-83 (4 by Mudassar Nazar, 3 by Zaheer Abbas, 2 by Javed Miandad, 1 each by Mohsin Khan, Saleem Malik and Imran Khan).

Most double-hundreds in a series:

3 vs India in Pakistan, 1982-83 (Zhaeer Abbas - 215 at Lahore; Mudassar Nazar - 231 and Javed Miandad - 280*, both at Hyderabad).

Most hundreds in a calendar year:

22 in 2014 (6 by Younis Khan, 4 by Misbah-ul-Haq, 3 each by Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed, 2 by Mohammad Hafeez, and 1 by Asad Shafiq).

20 in 2006 (9 by Mohammad Yousuf, 3 by Younis Khan, 2 each by Shahid Afridi and Kamran Akmal and 1 each by Inzamam-ul-Haq, Faisal Iqbal, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez).

Pakistan’s 400 individual hundreds in Test cricket