Star opening batsman Abdullah Shafique put on an incredible performance during the second Test match against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground.
The right-handed hitter broke the record by scoring his first double-hundred in the early innings of the game, giving the team a commanding advantage.
With this outstanding performance, the 23-year-old hitter at the storied Sinhalese Sports Club became the opening batter from an opposing team with the most runs scored.
The cricketer from Sialkot, Pakistan, surpasses Justin Langer, Shoaib Malik, and Mohammad Hafeez on the list of opening batsmen from a visiting team with the most runs scored.
It is important to note that Abdullah Shafique would have set a record for the most runs scored by a Pakistani batter in Sri Lanka if he had reached 209 runs.
Earlier, Saud Shakeel, a left-handed batsman, became the first player to reach fifty runs in each of his first seven matches by scoring another fifty In Test cricket history.
The talented batsman accomplished the incredible feat at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo during the second Sri Lanka Test.
Sunil Gavaskar of India, Saeed Ahmed of Pakistan, Basil Butcher of the West Indies, and Bert Sutcliffe of New Zealand all hit half-centuries in the first six Tests of their careers.