- Emotional second for Pakistan as Fawad Alam scores Test century after 11 years
- Pakistan wound up losing the Test by 101 runs
- This is the second Test century for Fawad Alam, who appeared in 2009 against Sri Lanka and scored a century on debut
Pakistan may have lost the principal Test coordinate against New Zealand yet there were a lot of significant minutes for fans to appreciate. Apparently the feature of the match was Fawad Alam pulling a limit to the fence and scoring a century.
The second was an extraordinary one for the left-gave batsman who got back to the crew recently following quite a while and truth be told, scored triple figures without precedent for a worldwide Test coordinate after 11 years.
People on Twitter posted the occasion, with one fan embeddings Celine Dion’s notorious Titanic song “My Heart Will Go On” as Fawad scored his century and commended the achievement.
Needless to state, Pakistani cricket fans were thrilled to see the cricketer score a century in Test cricket after so long.
Here’s the reason Fawad Alam’s century was so special
Alam scored a splendid 102 off 296 conveyances, opposing the assault by New Zealand bowlers for around six hours and 36 minutes.
He added a significant 165 for the fifth wicket with his partner Mohammad Rizwan.
This is the second Test century for Fawad Alam, who appeared in 2009 against Sri Lanka and scored a century on his introduction. Notwithstanding, he was dropped from the Pakistan group in November 2009 and made a rebound just in August 2020.
The promising batsman sat tight for over 11 years and five months to arrive at the three-figure achievement – the longest ever trust that a player will score another Test century without a battle in between.
Warren Bardsley of Australia needed to hang tight for a very long time and India’s Syed Mushtaq needed to hang tight for a very long time – yet the two players saw World War I and World War II between their separate milestones.
Although Pakistan couldn’t achieve what it at first arranged, Alam’s steadiness in the field and his on-point organization with Rizwan was a light emission for Pakistani fans.
Fawad, who scored 102, remained on the wicket for 396 minutes which is the longest remain on the wicket in the fourth innings of a Test by a Pakistani batsman outside Asia in the 21st century.
Asad Shafiq remained on the wicket for 336 minutes in Brisbane against Australia in 2016.