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‘Unbelievable’ Fawad Alam turns into first Asian to transform his 4 Take a look at 50s into 100s

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  • Pakistani ace batsman Fawad Alam has change into the primary Asian batsman to transform his 4 Take a look at 50s into 100s in 18 innings.
  • Alam can also be the quickest Pakistani to succeed in his 4th Take a look at 100.
  • The star batsman additionally holds the world document for essentially the most Take a look at centuries amongst gamers with a 100% conversion charge.

HARARE: Pakistani ace batsman Fawad Alam has achieved one other milestone turning into the primary Asian batsman to transform his 4 Take a look at 50s into 100s in 18 innings.

Alam can also be the quickest Pakistani to succeed in his 4th Take a look at 100.

“Fantastic Fawad is the first Asian and sixth batsman overall to convert his first four Test 50s into 100s,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated on Twitter after the left-handed batsman scored the century within the first Take a look at in opposition to Zimbabwe.

Learn extra: Indian commentator compares Fawad Alam to an ‘previous Hindi film hero’

The star batsman additionally holds the world document for essentially the most Take a look at centuries amongst gamers with a 100% conversion charge. He’s adopted by Ravi Bopara, with three tons and no half-centuries.

“Fawad Alam is the first batsman in 55 years to convert his Test career’s first 4 fifties into hundreds. Last was John Edrich in 1966,” in response to cricket statistician Mazher Arshad. 

The 35-year-old left-hander smashed a debut hundred in Sri Lanka in 2009 however was discarded after solely two extra Take a look at after which needed to look forward to 10 years and 259 days for his subsequent Take a look at, in England final 12 months.

Learn extra: Pak vs Zim: Fawad Alam’s century helps Pakistan shut day with lead of almost 200 runs

‘Great satisfaction’

In a digital discuss with the media, Alam gave due to the next energy for his profitable return.

“I was nowhere a few years back, so whatever Almighty has given me I am grateful and this knock is a great satisfaction,” stated Alam, including that the sluggish pitch made scoring troublesome.

“The ball was not coming onto the bat but when they took the new ball scoring became much easier and when I came to bat the platform was set by the openers,” he stated.

Fawad Alam’s fourth Take a look at hundred and second on the trot helped Pakistan finish day two of the primary Take a look at in opposition to Zimbabwe with a lead of near 200 runs.

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