- Fawad Alam had scored a century following 11 difficult years against New Zealand
- Fans had scrubbed down their adoration on the left-gave batsman
- New Zealand wound up dominating the game after Pakistan’s batting collapsed
Pakistani left-gave batsman Fawad Alam on Thursday expressed gratitude toward fans for supporting him and for indicating affection, regard and thankfulness for the cricketer after he scored a ton against New Zealand on Wednesday.
Fawad took 11 years to do it however on Wednesday, he hit a genuinely necessary century against New Zealand in the main Test match of the series.
Though Pakistan wound up losing the match, Alam’s century and his ensuing festival was an exceptional second for cricket fans in Pakistan.
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Fawad said that he was “truly humbled” by the adoration, regard & gratefulness got from everyone.
“I feel incredibly grateful representing my country & making everyone proud. Here’s to hoping for even better future performances. Happy New Year in advance, keep me & my family in your prayers,” he tweeted.
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New Zealand win first Test
New Zealand beat Pakistan by 101 runs in the principal Test in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday with the last wicket falling with only 27 balls to spare.
Tail-enders Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah hindered for seven overs in blurring light before Naseem was gotten and bowled by spinner Mitchell Santner for one, finishing Pakistan’s resistance.
The end for Pakistan had started when Kyle Jamieson, commending his 26th birthday celebration, broke the 165-run fifth-wicket remain by Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan.
The triumph was urgent for New Zealand, who need to clear the two-Test arrangement to get an opportunity of making the World Test Championship last at Lord’s in June.