The last four batsmen of India last scored 4 centuries in Dhaka against Bangladesh in 2012.
For India, Karthik (129), Jaffer (138), Dravid (129) and Sachin (122) had scored centuries.
Dainik BhaskarDec 22, 2019, 01:40 PM IST Sports Desk. Pakistan's Shaan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali and Babar Azam scored centuries in the second innings of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Karachi. This is the second time in the history of Test cricket when the first four batsmen of a team scored a century in a single innings. The last time India's initial four batsmen did so was against Bangladesh in 2007. Then Dinesh Karthik (129), Wasim Jaffer (138), Rahul Dravid (129) and Sachin Tendulkar (122) had scored centuries.
Shaan Masood scored 135, Abid Ali 174, captain Azhar Ali scored 118 and Babar Azam scored 100 runs. This is Babar's fourth Test century. He has scored an unbeaten 100, 60, 102 not out, 8, 97 and 104 runs in the last six innings. On the other hand, Azhar's first as captain of Pakistan and his sixth century against Sri Lanka.
Abid is the first Pakistani to score a century in the first two Tests. Abid is the first player from Pakistan to score a century in the first two Tests of the career and the 9th player in the world. He scored 109 runs in the first match of the series. Abid added 278 runs for the first wicket with Shaan Masood (135) in the second innings. It is the second largest opening partnership from Pakistan. Pakistan had scored 191 runs in the first innings. He declared the second innings by scoring 555 runs for 3 wickets. Sri Lanka had scored 271 runs in the first innings. He would have to score 476 runs to win the match.