Shoaib Malik made a dream comeback to Test cricket as the stylish right-hander smashed a brilliant 245 after being ignored for five long years.

The offie turned batter bullied the English bowlers as Pakistan posted a mammoth 523/8 in the first innings of the first Test at Abu Dhabi.

This is Malik's highest Test score beating his previous best (148* against Sri Lanka in 2006) and his innings will be an eye opener for Pakistani selectors, who seems to have some kind of personal vendetta against the seniors.

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