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0Number of captains who scored a century at an older age than Misbah-ul-Haqs 42 years, 47 days in the history of Tests. Julius Erving Jersey . The previous oldest captain to make a Test century was Bob Simpson at 41 years, 359 days against India in Adelaide in 1977-78. This is Misbahs fifth-century after turning 40, all have come as captain; no captain scored more than three centuries after 40.8Centuries for Misbah as captain in Tests, which is the most by a Pakistan captain. He went past Inzamam-ul-Haqs seven centuries as captain. Misbah had scored only two centuries as non-captain in 33 innings compared to eight hundreds in 74 innings as captain.7Number of century stands between Misbah and Asad Shafiq for the fifth-wicket in Tests - the most by any pair. They went past Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh who had shared six such stands for the fifth-wicket. The 148-run stand in this innings is Pakistans fourth-highest for any wicket in Tests at Lords.139.13Misbahs strike rate against Moeen Ali at the end of the first day. Misbah made 32 runs off 23 balls against Moeen hitting seven fours. 24 of those runs came behind the wicket - 12 on each side with three fours each. Against other batsmen, Moeen conceded 14 runs in 19 balls. Misbah scored 41 off Steven Finns 50 deliveries to him. Misbah, therefore, scored 73 runs off these two bowlers at a strike rate of 100 and 37 runs off the other bowlers at a strike rate of 34.90.13Number of fours hit by Misbah behind the wicket, out of the 18 fours by the end of first days play. He scored 63 out of the 110 runs behind the wicket - 29 runs on the off-side and 34 on the leg-side.3Number of Pakistan captains who scored a century in their maiden Test innings in England, including Misbah. The first two were: Hanif Mohammad (187*), also at Lords, in 1967 and Javed Miandad (153*) at Edgbaston in 1992. Unlike Misbah, they had played Tests in England before doing that as a captain. Misbah is only the fifth player to play his first Test innings in England as a captain and also score a century. The others being Graeme Smith, Alan Melville, Duleep Mendis and Angelo Mathews.76The previous highest score by a Pakistan player in his maiden Test innings at Lords, by Asif Iqbal who scored those runs at No. 9 in 1967. Misbah has scored a century in his maiden Test innings here. Two Pakistan batsmen, Javed Burki and Nasim-ul-Ghani, made centuries (both made 101) in their first Test at Lords, in 1962, in their teams second innings. Shafiq, who is also playing in England for the first time, made 73 which is joint fourth-highest by a Pakistan player in his maiden Test innings at Lords.0Number of four-wicket hauls for Chris Woakes in Tests, before this. He took 4 for 45 by the end of first dayss play - his first such haul in career of nine Tests. His previous best figures were 3 for 9 against Sri Lanka in Durham earlier this year.7Number of consecutive Tests for Pakistan outside UAE where their openers have failed to score a fifty in the first innings of the match, which includes the first innings of this Test as well. The last fifty-plus score by an Pakistan opener in the first innings of an away Test was Mohammad Hafeezs 196 at the SSC in Colombo in 2012. Since then, in 14 innings there have been seven single-digit scores by them with highest of 42.6Number of times Younis Khan has been dismissed by Stuart Broad in seven Tests, which is the most by any England bowler since Broads debut. In this period, all the other England bowlers combined have dismissed Younis only six times. Overall, Younis has never got out more than three times to any other England bowler.6Number of visiting captains to score a century at Lords batting at No. 5 or lower. The only other captain to do so in the last 25 years is Angelo Mathews in 2014 who was also playing in England for the first time. Five of those six captains to do that have been from Asia; Garry Sobers is the only non-Asian. Spencer Dinwiddie Jersey . Its an influence in football and a big part of the game. Kenneth Faried Nets Jersey . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. https://www.netsrookiesshop.com/Jaylen-Hands-City-Edition-Jersey/ . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose.After defeat to West Brom, Manchester United are down in sixth in the Premier League, three points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City, who have a game in hand. Can Louis van Gaals men close the gap to qualify for the Champions League? United have nine games remaining this season and Van Gaal told Sky Sports his team need 27 points. But how high can they finish?  We take a look at their prospects… Premier League top six 2015/16 Position W D L GD Pts Leicester 17 9 3 21 60 Tottenham 15 10 4 27 55 Arsenal 15 7 7 16 52 Man City 15 5 8 21 50 West Ham 13 10 6 12 49 Man Utd 13 8 8 10 47 Back-to-back Premier League wins over Arsenal and Watford launched United back into the race for the top four but the fact remains that, after losing at West Brom, United have taken just 47 points from their first 29 games of the season. Nine consecutive wins would put them on 74 points, but if they continue at the same rate, they will finish the season on 62.That total would be nine points lower than their tally in 2014/15, when it only would have been enough for a sixth-placed finish. It might be a different story this season given the struggles of the Premier Leagues big sides, but Van Gaal will still be hoping for considerable improvement. Salomon Rondon scored WBAs winner against Manchester United Remaining fixturesSo what are Uniteds chances of bouncing back from their disappointment at the Hawthorns? On paper, their run-in looks tricky. The Red Devils still have to travel to Man City, Tottenham and West Ham, and they also face potentially difficult home clashes against Everton and leaders Leicester. Average position of remaining Premier League opponents Team Avg position of opponents Man Utd 10. David Nwaba Jersey. 1 Man City 11.4 Tottenham 11.5 Leicester 12.1 Arsenal 12.7 The average position of their remaining opponents (10.1) is higher than any of the top four, but on the plus side their fixtures throw up plenty of opportunities to close the gap on the teams above them.  Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata celebrate during Uniteds win over Arsenal More ominously, however, is that United took just 13 points from a possible 27 in the reverse fixtures of their remaining games - winning three, drawing four and losing two. Repeat results would see them finish the season on just 60 points.Potential fixture worry?Another potential issue facing United is fixture congestion. Van Gaals side face Liverpool in the next round of the Europa League and host West Ham in the FA Cup quarter-finals over the next fortnight, meaning they could have as many as 11 cup games to play as well as their remaining Premier League games before the season is out. Potential remaining games (including possible FA Cup replays) Team Potential remaining games Leicester 9 Tottenham 16 Man City 16 Arsenal 20 Man Utd 20 Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City also have domestic and European commitments to consider, but Leicester have a clear run in the league having been knocked out of the FA Cup earlier this season.Injury issuesA hectic fixture list could take its toll on Uniteds depleted squad. Their injury crisis has forced Van Gaal to promote youngsters from their academy in recent weeks, and according to Physio Room they currently have nine first-team players out injured. Wayne Rooney is sidelined with a knee injury The number of absentees limits Van Gaals options when it comes to squad rotation, so hell need the likes of Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Phil Jones to recover as quickly as possible.ConclusionThere are plenty of obstacles facing United in the final months of the season and their task has been made tougher by defeat at West Brom. They can barely afford any more slip-ups. United must deliver more big wins against their closest rivals to boost their chances. Where do you think Manchester United will finish? Leave us a comment below or let us know on Twitter @SkyFootball. Also See: The weekends best stats The title-race run-in ' ' '

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