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Azhar Ali scores triple century against West Indies #PakvsWI

DUBAI: Pakistan declared their first innings at 579-3 after opener Azhar Ali knocked his maiden triple hundred on day two of the first day-night Test against West Indies in Dubai on friday.
Ali remained unbeaten on a 645-minute vigil of 302 — fourth to score a triple hundred in Tests from his country – after Pakistan resumed the day on 279-1 at Dubai stadium.

Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali (L) plays a shot as West Indies wicketkeeper Shai Hope looks on during the second day of first day-night test between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the Gulf Emirate on October 14, 2016. -AFP

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

Azhar Ali also becomes the 10th Pakistani to reach the landmark of 4000 Test runs.

Azhar Ali became Pakistan’s 4th triple centurion in Tests behind Hanif Mohammad, Inzamamul Haq & Younis Khan.


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