Pakistan’s long-awaited Test homecoming witnessed a fantastic finale as Abid Ali stormed into the record books with a stunning century on debut in the longer format. The opening batsman deployed a ravishing display of glorious drives all around the park as he hammered the toothless Sri Lankan bowling lineup.
The 32-year-old reached the magical three-figure mark with a double off pacer Vishwa Fernando and launched into a jubilant celebration in front of the pleasantly boisterous Rawalpindi crowd. Abid’s glamorous hundred, laced with 11 boundaries, has granted him a unique record of being the only player to smash a century on both Test and ODI debuts.
His maiden century in international cricket came against Australia earlier this year in Dubai. His latest knock, though, was a moment to remember for eternity as he unleashed brilliant stroke play in the sun-soaked Rawalpindi stadium amidst a passionate home crowd.