Azhar Ali is Pakistan’s super star in tests now a days. He has played some quality innings against world class teams. Azhar Ali is no doubt a very talented player. After the failure in the first Test against Australia every one was criticizing Azhar Ali for his bad performance. He fails to score in both innings in the first Test against Australia.
In the second test against Australia at MCG Pakistani player Azhar Ali batted really brilliantly and score a magnificent double hundred. Azhar Ali becomes first Pakistani to score a double hundred in Australia and become first visiting batsman to do so at MCG in 32 years. He celebrates his double ton in very good fashion. The ground chanting his name after double ton.
This innings was a special one and deserves to be written about with a golden pen. An Asian batsman getting a double ton in Australia is something that we don’t see happening often. That too at one of the best grounds in the world, MCG. The Boxing Day test has given a thorough batting practice. Azhar Ali is in a phenomenal form with the bat in the last three years in the test. He averages more than the likes of Root, Amla, Kohli, Rahane and many others who are considered to be the best of the best in test format.
Azhar Ali when went to 199 he did not take much time to reach his 200. Australia’s premium speed gun Starc was on the bowling against the Pakistani batsman. Starc went around the wicket on this one. He pitched this ball into the body of Azhar. Azhar easily clipped this one on the leg side. He was already in such a good form with the bat that he did not get any problem what so ever with the pace on the ball. He hit it in the gap and ran a couple and that was it. He reached a huge milestone here.
A double hundred in Australia. There are not many in the list who have a double ton under their names in Australia. This is exceptional from the Pakistan ODI captain. He has been in a superb batting form and looks to continue it for a long time. The way he is playing is simply outstanding. Pakistan have taken a good total here. They are well over 400 runs and they have taken a solid grip on the game. Pakistan now will have to bowl really well and make sure they get a lead from the first innings. The more the lead the easy for Pakistan to win this test match.