Abu Dhabi: Pakistan were on the verge of their first series win over Australia in 20 years and victory in the second Test after skipper Misbah-ul Haq rewrote the recod books with his belligerent batting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. (Blog | Scorecard)
Misbah smashed a 56-ball hundred, equalling West Indian legend Viv Richards's record made against England at Antigua in 1986, minutes after breaking the mark for the fastest fifty which he made off just 21 balls at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. (Misbah's Record Ton in Pics)
Misbah's stunning blitz set up Pakistan to declare their second innings at 293-3, setting a daunting 603-run target for Australia who suffered another batting collapse before reaching 143-4 at stumps on the fourth day.