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.