Pak vs Ban – Abid Ali joins elite company of Pakistani batsmen  


Pakistan’s star batsman Abid Ali continues to make headlines with his impressive performance in first Test match against Bangladesh as he has now joined the elite company of batters that include legend Saeed Anwar, Zahir Abbas and others.

All members of the elite company have hit hit a century and 90 in the same Test match.

While playing against Bangladesh, Abid Ali displayed stunning performance and made an unbeaten 113 runs in the first innings and 91 in the second innings in Chattogram.

Abid Ali, not out on 56 yesterday, fell nine runs short of becoming the 10th Pakistan batter in men’s Tests to record a century in both innings of a match, when he was plumb in front off Taijul Islam. For his fighting 133 in the first innings and an elegant 91 in the second, Abid was named player of the match.

The other members of the elite club of Pakistani batsmen include Hanif Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan, Saeed Anwar, Younis Khan and Muhammad Hafeez.

Pakistan’s legendry batsman Hanif Mohammad had smashed a ton and 93 in the same Test for the country in 1964 while playing against Australia.

In 1978, Zaheer Abbas hit 176 and 96 in the same Test against India in Faisalabad while Mohsin Khan joined the club in 1982 by scoring 94 and 101 runs against India in Lahore.

In 1994, Pakistan’s star left-arm batter Saeed Anwar made 94 and 136 against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Younis Khan scored 91 and 149 runs against New Zealand in the same test in Auckland in 2021 and Muhammad Hafeez made it to the elite company in 2014 by smashing 96 and 101 against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.

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