Pakistani opener ‘Abid Ali’ became the first batsman to score hundreds on Test and one-day international debut. Abid finished with 109 not out and Babar Azam was unbeaten on 102 as Pakistan scored 252-2 in reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 308-6 declared.
The first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka played in Pindi ended without any results Sri Lanka declared their first innings at 308 for 6 in reply Pakistan scored 252 for 2 in their first innings at the end of the last day.
Though stylish batsman Babar Azam knocked his third Test century, 102 not out, the day belonged to Abid, who became the 12th Pakistani batsman, and 106th overall to score a century on debut in Test cricket. The first batsman to score a century on his Test debut was Charles Bannerman of Australia who achieved the feat in the very first match of the Test cricket history, played against England at Melbourne in March 1877.
Since then, 106 players scored a hundred on their Test debut, two of them – Lawrence Rowe of West Indies and Yasir Hameed of Pakistan – made centuries in both innings of their debut Tests.
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