Abid Ali becomes first Pakistani to score centuries in first two Tests of career

Opening batsman Abid Ali, on Saturday turned into the first Pakistani to score hundreds in his only first two Tests. The right-hander accomplished the accomplishment in the second innings of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the National Stadium in Karachi.

It took him only 137 conveyances to arrive at the milestone, by which time he had crushed 14 fours and a six. The 32-year-old had likewise scored an unbeaten 109 in the downpour damaged attracted Test Rawalpindi not long ago.

Later in the day, he additionally turned into the Asian batsman with the most number of runs over the first two Tests of his profession, outperforming India’s Saurav Ganguly’s record of 315 runs. The Lahore-brought into the world in the end completed with 174 runs when he was caught lbw by Lahiru Kumara.

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Prior, Abid turned out to be only the ninth batsman to score a very long time in every one of their first two Test matches — a rundown that incorporates names, for example, Mohammad Azharuddin, Bill Ponsford, Saurav Ganguly, Rohit Sharma and Alvin Kallicharran.

Azharuddin made his Test debut in December 1984. He scored a century in the absolute first Test innings of his vocation against England — a 110-run thump at Kolkata. In the following Test match, he struck one more century — a 122 against a similar resistance.

The Australian batsman, Bill Ponsford scored 2 progressive test a very long time in 2 progressive test matches that he played. He made his test debut in 1924 scoring 110 against England in absolute first innings of his Test profession, he scored 128 runs against England in the subsequent test. Australia’s Doug Walters scored a triple figure score (155) against England on debut pursued by 115 in the second Test against a similar resistance. West Indian Alvin Kallicharan scored a century on debut against New Zealand in 1972. In the wake of scoring 100 in first Test, he likewise scored 115 in the second Test of his profession.

Greg Blewett scored 102 and 115 against England in his first two test to commence his vocation while India’s Saurav Ganguly scored 131 in his first and 136 in second Test against England to dispatch his fruitful profession. India’s Sharma is another cricketer to score hundreds of years in his profession’s first two Tests. He scored 177 and 117 against West Indies, while New Zealand’s Jimmy Nesham made his debut against India and scored 137 in his first Test. He played his second Test against West Indies and scored 107 to join the club.

In the event that Abid scores a ton in his next Test match also, he would rise to the world record as of now held by Azharuddin, who is the main batsman on the planet to score tons in three continuous Test matches to begin his vocation.

However, it is appropriate to make reference to here that, Abid Ali had likewise scored a century on ODI debut against Australia in UAE prior this year.


Zainab Shafiq

Zainab Shafiq is the content writer working for different sports websites covering the news from domestic to international levels.

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