Azhar Ali who became the first batsman to score a century, double century en route to his triple century in day-night Tests, said that it is something to remember for the rest of his life.
Azhar Ali became the fourth batsman from Pakistan to score a triple century in Tests during his unbeaten knock of 302, against a hapless West Indies, who looked clueless in front of Ali's classy batting. He became the 25th batsman overall to score a triple century in Tests.
Azhar Ali, who was used a substitute fielder during Inzamam-ul-Haq's 329 against New Zealand at Lahore, said that he is proud of his achievement.
"Now I have my own (triple century) and it's a great achievement for which I am proud and can't explain my feelings. It is something which I will remember my whole life,"
His epic knock helped Pakistan post a mammoth total of 579 for 3 before skipper Misbah-ul-Haq opted to declare.
Azhar Ali's 302* is the highest score by a batsman at a neutral venue eclipsing AB de Villiers' 278* against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi. Having taken Younis Khan's place in the dressing room, Ali said that he missed his role model Younis Khan and he is happy that he has done his bit.
I am proud that I have matched him because whenever he scores a hundred he takes it to double or big scores," Azhar added.
He also became only the second Pakistani opener to score a triple century in the longest format after legendary Pakistan batsman, Hanif Mohammad. West Indies will start day 3 at 69 for 1, 510 runs behind Pakistan's score.
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