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Abid Ali sets world record with maiden Test century

Opener made his ODI debut earlier their year against Australia

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Pakistan opener Abid Ali has set a world record of becoming the first batsman to score a century on his One-day International (ODI) as well as Test debut.

The 32-year-old achieved the milestone when he reached the triple figures against Sri Lanka on the fifth day of the ongoing Rawalpindi Test.

The right-hand batsman made his ODI debut earlier their year against Australia in Dubai, in which he played a 112-run knock off 119 deliveries.

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Abid has broken into the Pakistan Test side after showing prolific form in domestic cricket and for the Pakistan A team.

The Rawalpindi Test is heading towards a draw after rain and bad light interrupted the proceedings on the first four days of the match.

The Test is the first in Pakistan since a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus killed eight people in March 2009, leading to the suspension of international cricket in the country as foreign teams refused to visit over security fears.

The second Test is in Karachi from December 19.