42 Years old Misbah's Lords hundred was memorable!

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Team mates salute Misbah for his outstanding performance
This article is written by Anand Pawar. He is a crazy cricket lover, plays club cricket and has a vast knowledge about cricket. Follow him on Twitter @anand12pawar.
            
Cricket is always considered as a batsmen’s game but during Eng-Pak Lords test we have seen high level of bowling. Due to this test cricket is reaching new heights. During four days of play, there was tremendous competition between bat and bowl. 

Generally major focus was on Mohammed Amir due to his return from ban. But Chris Woakes and Yashir Shah made their name by picking 11 and 10 wickets respectively. We cannot ignore Misbah’s record breaking hundred. It was his first test match at Lords. By scoring hundred he made it memorable. He once again withdraws Pakistan from a dangerous situation. At the age of 42 his fitness and willpower looks better than a young fifteen years old cricketer.

Because of his technique and temperament, he is able to keep his average more than 50. Great batting and tremendous leadership this are the two aspects of his personality. Many Pakistani cricketers improved their skills under his captaincy. I think Imran Khan was best captain other than Misbah. 

In Anderson’s absence Woakes kept good control on his bowls and swing. On the other side Yashir shah made a comeback from Doping after three months. He took six wickets in first inning and 4 wickets in second inning. According to current ICC Test ranking, he is number one test rank bowler. Pak never lost a test series overseas when they won the first test match of the series, this will be one of the positives for Pakistan. 

Recently concluded Eng-Sri lanka test series was one way affair. After watching the first test I will definitely say that this test series will be more competitive. From many years England’s success was depend upon Anderson-Broad pair. Broad became only third English bowler to pick up 350 test wickets and became the youngest bowler to pick up 350 wickets breaking the record of the great Waqar Younis by 63 days. 

After 20 years Pakistan has won a test match at Lords, this victory means a lot to them. The victory celebration from Pakistani players was one of the most different celebrations that I have ever seen.
42 Years old Misbah's Lords hundred was memorable! 42 Years old Misbah's Lords hundred was memorable! Reviewed by The Cricket Nation on July 19, 2016 Rating: 5

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