Azhar Ali becomes first centurion in Day-Night Test cricket

DUBAI: Pakistan posted 279 for the loss of one wicket at the end of opening day of the first day-night Test, played with a pink ball, against West Indies in Dubai on Thursday.

Azhar Ali smashed an unbeaten 146 while Asad Shafiq was 33 not out after Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat in the second ever day-night Test in cricket history.

Azhar Ali put on 215 for the opening wicket with Sami Aslam, who fell for 90 in a match which marked Pakistan´s 400th Test.

Pakistan and West Indies entered the record books as the only second opposing teams to have played a day-night Test match. The match will is being played with the pink ball.

Australia and New Zealand featured in the first day-night match in Adelaide in November last year, the first-ever in Test cricket´s 140-year-old history

The remaining two Tests will be played in Abu Dhabi (October 21-25) and Sharjah (October 30-November 3). -AFP