Mohammad, Hanif

MOHAMMAD, HANIF
Career Figures
(Batting): 226 inns – 25 NO – 449 H-S – 11,555 runs – 57.48 average
Test Record
Batting: 75 inns – 4 NO – 377 HS – 2,973 runs – 41.87 average – eight 100s
41 Matches
KARACHI 1951 – . Pakistan in Pakistan 1954 – 55. 1955 – 56, 1956 – 57, 1958—59, 1959 – 60, 1961—62, 1964 – 65: in England 1954, 1962: in West Indies 1957 – 58.
The tiny little figure of Hanif Mohammad has become a run-machine second only to Don Bradman. Starting at the age of 16, he was playing Test cricket a year later. His rock-like defense has made him one of the hardest batsmen to bowl out in modern cricket, especially in his own country.
Although he can play every stroke in the book and hit the ball very hard indeed, he prefers to cruise relentlessly on in a steady rhythm. With a world record score of 499 for Karachi v Bahawalpur in January, 1959, he was run out off the last ball of the day going for his 500th run, after a stay of 640 minutes.
He has played the longest innings in first-class cricket, 377 runs in 999 minutes for Pakistan v West Indies in Barbados in 1957-58. At Dacca in 1962 he scored two hundreds in the Test Match for Pakistan against England, featuring in a first-wicket Test record for 122 with Alim-ud-din and a third-wicket Test record of 156 with Javed Burki.