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Friday, January 1, 2021

Fawad changed 144-year history of Test cricket, many records broke

 Fawad Alam changed the 144-year history of Test cricket, ICC tribute in eloquent words, Kiwi board also Praise, Many records broke..

Pakistan National team middle-order batsman Fawad Alam has changed the 144-year history of Test cricket by scoring a century in the fourth innings against New Zealand.

In the fourth innings on the last day of the Mount Maunganui Test between Pakistan and New Zealand, Fawad Alam scored a magnificent century after 11 years, that was the second Test century of his career.

He became the only player in the history of Test cricket not to play Test cricket for 10 years after his first century and to score a century again on his return.

Fawad Alam had earlier scored a century against Sri Lanka in his Test debut in July 2009.

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 Fawad Alam is the first Pakistani batsman to score a century in the fourth innings in New Zealand.

Furthermore, He also got honored by staying most of the time on the pitch in the fourth inning outside Asia.

 Fawad Alam was stayed at the wicket for more than 360 minutes, which is the longest time by any Pakistani batsman outside Asia in this CENTUREY. Earlier, Asad Shafiq had batting for 336 minutes in the fourth innings in Brisbane in 2016.

Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council- ICC and the New Zealand Cricket Board could not help but admire Fawad Alam's superb batting in the Mount Maunganui Test.

 In the second innings, when Fawad Alam came to the wicket for batting, the Pakistani team was in trouble. He first batted with Azhar Ali and then formed a brilliant partnership of 165 runs with captain Muhammad Rizwan.

Fawad Alam stood on the crease for 396 minutes and played a brilliant innings of 102 off 269 balls.

The performance of the middle order batsman of the Pakistan team was highly appreciated by the Pakistanis as well as by the ICC and the New Zealand Cricket Board.

The ICC shared two photos of Fawad Alamki on social media, one in which he was celebrating after scoring a century in his debut in 2009 and the other in a Test against New Zealand 11 years later, the International Cricket Council said. Shared photos of Fawad Alam and wrote that he never gave up.

The New Zealand Cricket Board also congratulated Fawad Alam on his century and the Kiwi Board wrote on social media that his 236 balls and 353 minutes of batting included skill and dedication.

In addition, talented batsman Fawad Alam, who has piled up runs in domestic cricket over a decade, has a better first-class average than Indian captain Virat Kohli and former Australian captain Ricky Ponting.

The left-handed batsman has not played in ODIs since 2015 and no T20 Internationals since 2010.

Fawad Alam, 35, was the strongest candidate to join the Test team after the retirement of Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq in May 2017, but then-chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq selected his nephew Imam-ul-Haq to replace him in the national team.

Despite this attitude, Fawad Alam did not give up and scored a magnificent century in the second innings of the first Test against New Zealand.

Top 10 Highest First-Classs scorers, Fawad's 5th in the List...

Fawad Alam, 35, has so far scored 12,835 runs in 173 first-class matches at an average of 56.54, including 37 centuries and 61 half-centuries, and is still-now ranked 5th in the list of best first-class cricket batsmen list.

Sri Lankan batsman Pathum Nissanka tops the list with an average of 67.54.

Bangladeshi batsman Musaddiq Hussain is second with an average of 57.35.

Former Australian captain Steve Smith is third with an average of 57.15

 Indian batsman Hanuman Vihari, who started his Test career during the tour of England in 2018, is fourth with an average of 56.99.

 Indian batsman Rohit Sharma is sixth with an average of 56.04.

Fawad Alam's first-class average is even higher than that of legendary Australian batsman Ricky Ponting (55.90), former India captain Rahul Dravid (55.33) and Indian captain Virat Kohli (53.74).

 He started his Test career against Sri Lanka in 2009 and with a magnificent 168 runs in his second innings..

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