Azhar Ali becomes fourth Pakistani to hit a triple-century


DUBAI: Azhar Ali became the fourth Pakistani to score 300, achieving the milestone during the day-night Test against West Indies played here on Friday.

Azhar Ali is also the second Pakistani opener to score 300 and the 25th player to do so in Tests. He hit a magnificent 302 off 469 balls.

This innings from Azhar Ali is the highest score ever in a Test match in UAE. Previous highest was 278* by AB de Villiers in 2010

Misbah-ul-Haq remained 29 not out while Babar Azam made 69 and Asad Shafiq scored 67.

For West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo finished with 125.

This is only the second ever day-night match in Test cricket’s 140-year-old history after Australia and New Zealand featured in the first in Adelaide last year. –AFP

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