Former Pakistan captain Azhar Ali scored his maiden double century in county cricket while representing Worcestershire.

At the end of day two, Azhar was unbeaten on 202 with the help of 18 fours and a six.

The 37-year-old batsman was not having a good time in the ongoing county championship early on where he only managed to score 34 runs in the first six innings but soon his bat started scoring runs. 

Azhar scored consecutive three half-centuries followed by a brilliant double century.

Azhar is the second Pakistani player to score a double century in the ongoing county championship as Shan Masood while representing Derbyshire has scored two double centuries earlier.

Azhar and middle-order batsman Jack Haynes, who scored 127, accumulated 281 for the third wicket, which is a record partnership against Leicestershire. The record was previously held by Cyril Walters and Harold Gibbons, who notched up 278 in 1934.

The duo’s excellent batting helped Worcestershire reach 456/3 at stumps, with a lead of 308 runs.

Azhar has represented Pakistan in 94 Test matches with a batting average of 43.07, including 19 hundred and 35 fifties.


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