Pakistan Batsman Creates World Record Becomes First Batter to Achieve a Unique Feat

Pakistan Batsman Creates World Record Becomes First Batter to Achieve a Unique Feat

Pakistan are currently involved in a two-match Test series against Sri Lanka away from home. The visitors are leading the series 1-0 and are favourites to win the second Test as well thanks to a brilliant show from the bowlers on the opening day. Saud Shakeel was their hero in the opening Test scoring a stunning double century and he followed it up with a half-century in the second Test as well.

As soon as he reached the 50-run mark, Shakeel made it to the history books. The left-hander became the first ever batter in Test cricket to score a 50 in each of his first seven matches in the format.

Saud Shakeel creates world record in Test cricket

Pakistan batsman, Saud Shakeel, brought up his seventh half-century on the third day of the ongoing second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Colombo. This feat has made Shakeel the first batter in Test history to score a fifty in each of the first seven Tests.

Shakeel has surpassed the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Basil Butcher, Saeed Ahmad, and Bert Sutcliffe, who scored fifty or more runs in each of his first six matches.

Saud Shakeel has so far scored 875 runs in 13 Test innings (7 Tests) of his career — 76 in 1st Test, 63 & 94 in 2nd Test, 53 in 3rd Test, 55* in 4th Test, 125* in 5th Test, 208* in 6th Test, 57 in 7th Test — at an average of 87.50, including two centuries and six half-centuries. He has so far played Test matches only in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. If Pakistani tours Australia in December, his batting skills in red-ball cricket will be put to real Test.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 3 Highlights: Abdullah Shafique, Agha Salman Shine As Pakistan Dominate Sri Lanka At Stumps

Pakistan ended Day 3 of the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka on a dominating note as their score read at 563/5 at stumps.Currently, Agha Salman (132*) and Mohammad Rizwan (37*) are standing unbeaten at the crease with the visitors taking a lead by 397 runs.

Earlier in the day, Abduallah Shafique brought up his double hundred while Salman scored his second Test century. Rizwan came in as a substitute of Sarfaraz Ahmed after the wicketkeeper-batter got retired hurt. After an eventful Day 1 where Pakistan took charge of the proceedings by bundling out Sri Lanka for just 166, little happened on Day 2 as the heavens opened up, resulting in rain almost the entire day.

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