Ali relied on Pakistan in the second test against Zimbabwe. His batting in the first innings of the Test match was Azhar Ali-Abid Ali, who added a run on the scoreboard to break the hopes of the opponent ie Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe had dropped Pakistan's first wicket at just 12. Meaning Zimbabwe had a full chance to hold on to the match. But, Ali stood on both sides of the wicket as a wall and made the Zimbabwean team poor.
Pakistan's batting revolved around Jin Ali-Ali, one of them was Abid Ali and the other was Azhar Ali. Both batsmen took the lead as soon as the first wicket fell as opener Imran Butt. Instead of giving Zimbabwe a chance to hold on to the match, it kept them away from the match through their tremendous batting.
Azhar Ali-Abid Ali teamed up 236 runs
Both batsmen kept the Zimbabwean bowlers dwarfed. After falling the first wicket for 12 runs, Abid Ali and Azhar Ali together added 236 runs for the second wicket, facing 450 balls in the score board. In this partnership, both batsmen scored a century. When Azhar Ali scored his 17th Test century, Abid Ali's third Test century came off the bat. This partnership was broken when Azhar Ali was dismissed after scoring 126 runs from 240 balls. After the innings of 126 runs, Azhar Ali's batting average has been 50 in the last 10 Test innings. This is his second century in his last 10 Tests.
Abid Ali remained unbeaten on first day, 118 * runs
However, with the break-up of Abid Ali and Azhar Ali's partnership, Pakistan's wickets began to fall. Both Babar Azam and Fawad Alam returned to the pavilion for the next 20 runs. By the end of the first day's play, Pakistan scored 268 runs for 4 wickets in the first innings. The good thing is that Pakistan's second century Abid Ali remained unbeaten after scoring 118 runs off 246 balls. That means, the next day, his effort will be on turning his century into a double century.