പാക്കിസ്ഥാന്റെ അബിദ് അലി ആദ്യമായി ടെസ്റ്റ്, ഏകദിന സെഞ്ച്വറി നേടിയത് – ടൈംസ് ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യ


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Pakistan opener Abid Ali became the first batsman to score hundreds on both Test and one-day international debuts when he struck a ton against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi on Sunday.

Highlights

  • Abid Ali became the first batsman to score hundreds on both Test and ODI debuts when he struck a ton against Sri Lanka
  • His feat came on the fifth and final day of the first Test and follows his 112 against Australia on his ODI debut in March this year
  • Abid is the 11th Pakistani batsmen to score a century on Test debut

Abid Ali. (AFP Photo)Abid Ali. (AFP Photo)

RAWALPINDI (Pakistan): Pakistan opener

Abid Ali

became the first batsman to score hundreds on both Test and one-day international debuts when he struck a ton against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi on Sunday.

On 95, the 32-year-old hit paceman

Vishwa Fernando

for a boundary and then drove him through cover for two to complete his hundred, raising his hands in jubilation before bowing down on the ground.

His feat came on the fifth and final day at Rawalpindi stadium and follows his 112 against Australia in Dubai on his one-day international debut in March this year.

Abid is one of 15 batsmen to score a hundred on a one-day international debut since the inception of limited overs

cricket

in January 1971, but none of the others also had a Test debut century.

Test cricket

started in 1876.

Abid is the 11th Pakistani batsmen to score a century on Test debut.

Abid’s feat spiced up the historic Test, the first in Pakistan since the 2009 attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus left international cricket suspended in the country.

The match ended in a draw after bad weather hit all previous four days.

Pakistan were 252/2 in reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 308/6.

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