Shahid Afridi slammed his way into the record-books by talking 27 runs off a
Harbhajan over on the second day of the ongoing Test match at Lahore.
It was the second-highest number of runs scored in an over in a Test match.
Afridi also became the first batsman to hit successive sixes off the first four
balls of an over, during the course of that extraordinary assault on the Indian
Kapil Dev of India is the only other batsman to hit four sixes in an over in
Test cricket, that too in succession. Coincidentally, he also humiliated an
off-spinner, Eddie Hemmings of England, at Lord's in 1990. Kapil cleared the
boundary off the last four balls of the over.
Batsmen who scored the maximum runs in an over in a Test match:
28 - Brian Lara (WI - 466444) off Robin Peterson (SA) at Johannesburg, 2003-04
27 - Shahid Afridi (Pak - 666621) off Harbhajan Singh (Ind ) at Lahore ,
26 - Craig McMillan (NZ - 444464) off Younis Khan (Pak) at Hamilton , 2000-01
YOUNIS KHAN JOINS THE '199' CLUB
Younis Khan became the first batsman to be run out for 199 in a Test innings,
when Harbhajan Singh ran him out with a direct hit in the ongoing Lahore Test.
The other batsmen to be dismissed on 199 in Test matches are:
Mudassar Nazar (Pak) - caught vs India at Faisalabad, 1984-85
Mohammad Azharuddin (Ind) - lbw vs Sri Lanka at Kanpur, 1986-87
Matthew Elliott (Aust) - bowled vs England at Leeds, 1997
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) - bowled vs India at Colombo, 1997
Steve Waugh ( Aust ) - lbw vs West Indies at Bridgetown, 1998-99
Note: Andy Flower (Zimbabwe) remained unbeaten on 199 against South
Africa at Harare in 2001-02. Three of the '199s' have been registered against
SUBJUGATION OF THE INDIAN BOWLERS
Highest Test totals against India:
952 -6d by Sri Lanka at Colombo, 1997
699-5 by Pakistan at Lahore, 1989-90
679-7d by Pakistan at Lahore, 2005-06
674 by Australia at Adelaide, 1947-48
674 - 6 by Pakistan at Faisalabad, 1984-85
The Pakistani batsmen sure love the Indian bowling. They feature in this list