ICC Hall of Fame

Hanif Mohammad
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1952 - 1969



Holder of the record for the longest innings in Test history - 970 minutes for his 337 against a rampant West Indies in 1958, Hanif Mohammad scored 3,915 Test runs at an average of 43.98.

Player Bio

Born on December 21, 1934 in Gujarat, India, Hanif Mohammad went on to represent Pakistan in 55 Test matches. In a Test career spanning 17 years, Hanif scored 3,915 runs at an average of 43.98. He is best remembered for his knock of 337 against West Indies at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown in the first Test of Pakistan’s tour in 1957-58. Asked to follow on, Pakistan were trailing West Indies by 473 runs in the second innings when Hanif’s knock helped his team post 657/8 declared and save the match. The knock was a result of 970 minutes spent at the crease, and is recorded as the longest innings in Test cricket history.

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21 Dec 1934
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Date of debut:
16 Oct 1952