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Azhar Ali is congratulated by skipper Misbah-ul-Haq after scoring 302* against West Indies in 1st Test at Dubai Getty

Azhar Ali created history on Friday (14 October) scoring an unbeaten 302 runs to become the first batsman to score a triple century in day/night Test cricket while also becoming only the fourth Pakistani batsman to cross the 300 run-barrier in five-day cricket.

Ali's unbeaten knock of 302 was studded with 23 fours and two sixes and helped Pakistan post a massive 579 runs for just the loss of three wickets in the first Test against West Indies at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The One Day International (ODI) skipperjoins the elite company batsmen from his country to score 300 runs. Before his unbeaten 302, Hanif Mohammad had scored 337 against West Indies in Bridgetown in 1957-58, Inzamam-ul-Haq made 329 against New Zealand in Lahore in 2002 and Younis Khan struck 313 in Karachi in 2008-09.

During this knock Azhar also crossed the 4000 run mark in Test cricket and helped put his team in the driver's seat. This was also the first ton by any batsman in Day/Night Tests as the inaugural game between Australia and New Zealand did not feature any centurions.

A number of present and former cricketers took to Twitter to congratulate Azhar on his knock.

Monumental effort @AzharAli. What a performance, Test 300 is nothing less than a dream performance. Congrats hero!

— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) October 14, 2016

Great achievement to @AzharAli_ scoring 300 in a test inning 👏👏👏.. Super effort,determination & hunger to score big 👍👍👍.. Stay blessed

— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 14, 2016

Remarkable achievement by @AzharAli_ on this landmark day and night Test Match. Now it's Bowlers job to finish it off for the TeamPakistan.

— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) October 14, 2016

Congratulations @AzharAli_ for your tripple hundred and 4000 runs in tests. Great knock! #PAKvsWI

— Mohammad Irfan (@M_IrfanOfficial) October 14, 2016

Congrats @AzharAli_ for achieving a milestone of 302*. True champion, Great Team man.Simply outstanding #400thTest #DayNightTest #PAKvsWI.

— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) October 14, 2016

Brilliant achievement @AzharAli_ 300runs what an achievement well played brother.

— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) October 14, 2016

A brilliant marathon inng by @AzharAli_ ,made 400th and pak's 1st ever D/N pink ball test match mor historic with his not out triple century

— sohail tanveer (@sohailmalik614) October 14, 2016