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  • Fawad Alam brings up century by smashing a six at mid-on 
  • This was his second ton since his comeback to the nationwide squad
  • Alam has scored 12,962 runs in his First-Class profession

KARACHI: Persevering with to set an instance of “never giving up”, Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Fawad Alam scored one other Take a look at century on Wednesday, his second since making a comeback to the nationwide squad after a protracted hole of 11 years.

Fawad scored 109 runs off 245 balls towards South Africa at Karachi’s Nationwide Stadium — his house venue — whereas taking part in his first-ever Take a look at match on house soil.

Alam introduced up his century by smashing a six at mid-on off Keshav Maharaj within the ninetieth over of the innings.

This was Alam’s third century in his 14th inning — the one Pakistani participant to attain his third Take a look at century in fewer innings than Alam was Azhar Mahmood, who scored his third within the tenth inning.

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Apparently, Alam can be the primary Pakistani batsman who has transformed the primary three profession fifties into a whole lot — all in three completely different many years.

The 35-year outdated batsman from Karachi had made his debut throughout Pakistan’s tour to Sri Lanka in 2009 the place he scored a century on debut; nevertheless, he was dropped after being allowed to play solely three Exams.

He made his comeback final 12 months throughout Pakistan’s tour to England and was retained for the tour of New Zealand the place he scored nearly a match-saving century for the nation.

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The century towards South Africa in Karachi on Wednesday can be his thirty eighth First-Class century, and the eleventh with the red-ball. 

He has scored 12,962 runs in his First-Class profession and solely 509 of them got here in Take a look at cricket which exhibits how the batsman was repeatedly ignored by selectors up to now.

Nonetheless, Alam remained resilient and saved scoring runs in home cricket, proving his psychological grit.

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