KARACHI: Cricketer Abid Ali has become the first Pakistani to score a century in consecutive matches in his first two matches in the second Test today.
Abid Ali completed his century on the third day of the second match against Sri Lanka in Karachi. The 32-year-old cricketer became the first batsman ever to score hundreds on both Test and one-day international debuts with a century in the first Test, was in sublime form, hitting 13 fours and a six.
Ali earlier scored a century on his 50-over debut against Australia in Dubai earlier this year. He has been one of the most consistent batsmen in domestic cricket with more than 100 first-class matches and 7,000 runs under his belt.
He had a stellar start to his international career. He has a century and a fifty after fours ODIs and now has a Test ton in his first outing. He became the first batsman to do the debut ton double in men’s cricket.
Abid became the first batsman ever to score hundreds on both Test and one-day debuts after his century in the match. Abid becomes the ninth batsmen and first Pakistani in the history of Test cricket to achieve the feat of consecutive hundreds in their first two Tests.
India’s Mohammad Azharuddin scored three hundreds in his first three Tests after making his debut against England at home in December 1984. William Ponsford, Doug Walters and Greg Blewett of Australia, Sourav Ganguly and Rohit Sharma of India, Alvin Kallicharran of the West Indies and Jimmy Neesham of New Zealand are the others who hit two consecutive centuries in their first two Tests.
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