Abid Ali scores maiden ton as Pakistan
The 32-year-old was joined by Babar Azam, who scored his 13th Test fifty for the hosts on day five of the Rawalpindi Test.
At tea, Pakistan reached 177-2 at tea in reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 308-6.
Abid scored 112 against Australia in Dubai on his one-day international debut in March this year.
Bad weather hit the Test on all previous four days and only 91.5 overs were played as rain, bad light and overcast conditions affected the game. The fourth day was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s opener Abid Ali scored his maiden Test ton as he became the first batsman to score hundreds on Test and one-day international debut, as the first Test in Pakistan since the 2009 attack ended in a draw.
Ali’s century made him the first male player to score century on ODI and Test debuts. The only other player to achieve the feat before Ali was England’s woman cricketer Enid Bakewell.