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Saud Shakeel creates another world record in Test cricket

Saud Shakeel has etched his name in the annals of Test cricket history by setting a remarkable world record.

He is the first batsman in the 146-year history of Test cricket to achieve the extraordinary feat of scoring 20 or more runs in 15 consecutive innings right from the initiation of his Test career. Saud accomplished this record during Pakistan’s second innings of Perth Test, with the Men in Green chasing 450-run target.

This outstanding accomplishment surpasses the previous record held by Sir Everton Weekes, who managed a streak of 14 innings.

Earlier this year, Saud had brought up his seventh half-century on the third day of the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Colombo. This feat made Shakeel the first batter in Test history to score a fifty in each of the first seven Tests.

Shakeel surpassed the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Basil Butcher, Saeed Ahmad, and Bert Sutcliffe, who scored fifty or more runs in each of his first six matches.