4 Triple-centuries by Pakistan batsmen in Tests. Before Azhar Ali's unbeaten 302, Hanif Mohammad had scored 337 against the same oppositions in Bridgetown in 1957-58, Inzamam-ul-Haq made 329 against New Zealand in Lahore in 2002 and Younis Khan struck 313 in Karachi in 2008-09.

1958 Last time a batsman scored a triple-century against West Indies, also by a Pakistan batsman - Hanif Mohammad's 337. The other triple-hundred was the first in Test cricket, by Andy Sandham in Kingston in 1929-30.

0 Bigger totals for Pakistan in UAE than the 579 runs in this match. Their previous highest total in the country was 570 for 6 against Australia in Abu Dhabi in 2014-15. This is Pakistan's first 500-plus total in Dubai.

278* Previous highest individual score in Tests in UAE, by AB de Villiers in Abu Dhabi in 2010-11. Azhar Ali became the first triple-centurion in UAE. The previous highest score by a Pakistan batsman in Tests in UAE was Shoaib Malik's 245 against England in Abu Dhabi last year.

579 Runs scored by Pakistan's first-four wickets - second most for them in a Test innings. The highest was 581 runs against India in Hyderabad in 1982-83.

4 Instances of Pakistan having century partnerships for each of the first three wickets in a Test innings. The last such instance was at Old Trafford in 1992.

528 Runs scored by Pakistan's top-four batsmen in this innings, their third-highest in any innings. The highest is 535 runs against India in Hyderabad in 1982-83. In Bridgetown in 1957-58, which included Hanif's 337, the top four had aggregated 530 runs.

3 Pakistan batsmen to score a 50-plus score on their Test debut batting at No. 4. Babar Azam became the third to do so after Saeed Ahmed (65) in 1957-58 and Saleem Malik (100*) in 1981-82.

2 Pakistan players to complete 4000 runs in their first 50 Tests - Younis Khan and Azhar. Younis had 4065 runs in his first 50 Tests. Azhar is on 4024 runs in - this - his 50th Test. Miandad had 3860 runs at the same stage and Saeed Anwar 3808.

3 Instances of Pakistan's top-four batsmen all scoring 50 or more in the first innings of a Test. Azhar, Sami Aslam, Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam all made 50-plus in this innings. The previous two instances were: against England at Old Trafford in 1992 and against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi in 2014-15.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath