Youngest Player to hit a Double Century in Tests Cricket
On this day on October 31, 1976, Former Pakistani captain, cricketer, cricket coach, and commentator Javed Miandad became the youngest ever player to hit a Double Century in Tests Cricket history. He broke George Headley’s 47-year-old record.
Javed scored 206 at the age of 19 years and 140 days against New Zealand in Karachi. His 206 runs include 26 fours and 2 sixers.
He holds this amazing record for more than 40 years, but still, no one couldn’t brocks this record.
In his 17-years career, he played in 124 Test matches and scored 8832 runs. He hit 6 Double Centuries, 23 Centuries, and 43 half-Centuries with an average of 52.57.
Javed Miandad is one of the greatest batsmen Pakistan has ever produced in cricket history.
He Test debut against New Zealand at Lahore, Oct 9-13, 1976 and he became the second Pakistan batsman to hit Test centuries on debut by scoring 163 runs in 1st innings. And he is the 46 batsmen in the world to hit Test centuries on debut.
He played his last Test match against Zimbabwe at Lahore, Dec 16-21, 1993, and hit 31 runs in 1st innings.
Records and achievements
- Javed became the Youngest Players to hit a Double Century in Tests at age of 19 years 140 days in 1976.
- Second Pakistan batsman to score Test centuries on debut
- In 1982, Wisden named him as one of the cricketers of the year.
- In 1986, he had received the President’s Pride of Performance Award.
- Miandad holds the world record for the maximum number of consecutive half-centuries in One Day Internationals – 9.
- In 1992, Miandad was decorated by the President of Pakistan with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, the third-highest honor bestowed by Pakistan.
- One of two cricketers (the other is Sachin Tendulkar) to appear in Six World Cup competitions.
- Amongst the three Pakistani players to have his name in the Hall of Fame at Lords, in 2009.
- Javed Miandad scored 1083 runs in 33 matches at 6 World Cup tournaments.
- He was also declared the 44th best Cricketer of all time in ESPN Legend of Cricket.