LONDON: Pakistan’s Azhar Ali made an unbeaten double century as he helped Worcestershire rewrite the document books in an English County Championship fit towards Leicestershire on Friday.
Azhar and previous England Underneath-19 global Jack Haynes placed on 281 for the 3rd wicket – a document partnership towards Leicestershire, surpassing the 278 via Cyril Walters and Harold Gibbons in 1934.
Their stand was once the cornerstone of Worcestershire’s 456 for 3, a lead of 308, at stumps on the second one day of 4 at New Highway.
Haynes was once sooner or later brushed aside for 127 however Azhar reached his double century within the ultimate over of the day with a canopy power for 4 off Rehan Ahmed.
Via that level Azhar had confronted 328 balls, with one six and 18 fours, and in addition shared in some other century stand with Brett D’Oliveira (52 no longer out).
Azhar arrived at New Highway, Worcestershire’s headquarters, after a a hit Check sequence towards Australia which integrated a marathon 185 spanning 11 hours at Rawalpindi.
The 37-year-old struggled to start with with the trade to English prerequisites and his opening six innings for Midlands county Worcestershire yielded 34 runs.
However the former Pakistan captain has discovered his shape since hitting 92 towards a Durham assault together with new England skipper Ben Stokes.