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Babar Azam shatters multiple records with marathon 425-ball knock against Aussies

06:36 PM | 16 Mar, 2022
Babar Azam shatters multiple records with marathon 425-ball knock against Aussies
Source: Pakistan Cricket Board

KARACHI – Star batter Babar Azam batted the majority of the last two days in Karachi to earn himself a spot in the record books with a marathon 425-ball knock.

The marque batsman shattered multiple records to register his name in the history books as Men in Green managed to pull off a thrilling draw in the second Test against Australia.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has scored the most runs by a captain in the fourth innings of a Test match as Shaheens batted out almost two full days on a crumbling pitch in a seaside metropolis.

The 27-year-old right-handed batsman, who was unable to hit a ton since December 2019, surpassed his own previous best of 143 in the longest format of the game.

The top ICC ODI player surpassed seasoned Shoaib Malik of playing most deliveries by a Pakistani batter during his historic knock. He also named record for the highest fourth inning total by a Test captain, surpassing England’s Micheal Atherton.

Babar’s record eclipsed records of Younis Khan and Michael Atherton’s who scored 171 and 185. The skipper scored 196 runs under pressure after Men in Green lost 2 wickets early.

With A-game from top Pakistani batsman, Shaheens snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat in the second Test against Aussies.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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