Saud Shakeel Etched His Name In History Books As The First Batter To Score 50+ In His First 7 Test Matches

In a historic Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, two young batters, Saud Shakeel and Abdullah Shafique, showcased their remarkable skills, leaving a lasting impact on the cricketing world. Shafique’s century and Shakeel’s consistent batting performance have put Pakistan in a commanding position, setting the stage for an enthralling contest in the two-match series.

Abdullah Shafique, the talented opener for Pakistan, proved his worth in the second Test against Sri Lanka. On a rain-affected day, Shafique completed his fourth Test hundred with an unbeaten 167 runs. He was given a lifeline on 42, as Prabath Jayasuriya put down a chance. Shafique’s innings displayed patience and aggression, comprising 261 deliveries, including 15 fours and 4 sixes. His partnership of 89 runs with Babar Azam helped Pakistan strengthen its position in the game.

Saud Shakeel etched his name in the history books as the first batter to score fifty in his first seven Test matches. Following his heroics in the first Test, where he became the first Pakistan player to score a double hundred in Sri Lanka, Shakeel continued his impressive form by scoring another fifty in the final game. His consistent contributions with the bat have made him a standout performer for Pakistan.

Despite rain disruptions limiting play on day two, Pakistan’s batters dominated the proceedings, taking their lead to more than 180 runs in the first innings. With Shafique’s century and Shakeel’s fifty, the visitors established a strong foothold in the Test match.

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In contrast, Sri Lanka’s batting lineup faltered in their first innings, collapsing to 166 runs after electing to bat first. The home side struggled to deal with Pakistan’s bowling attack, facing a significant challenge in the match.

Saud Shakeel’s scores in Test cricket

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

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