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Fawad Alam becomes fastest Pakistan batsman to score five Test hundreds

By BetBarter Staff

August 23, 2021

Pakistan are in a comfortable position in the second Test, having restricted West Indies to 39/3 at the end of Day 3. The visitors started the day at 212/4 but quick wickets in the first session left them reeling at 231-7. One man that stood out for Pakistan was Fawad Alam, who scored a magnificent 124 to take Pakistan to a respectable 302-9.

This was Fawad’s fourth Test hundred post his return and fifth overall. The magnificent knock helped Fawad leapfrog Younis Khan as the fastest Pakistan batsman to reach five Test hundreds. Fawad took 22 innings to achieve the feat in comparison to Younis, who got there in 28 innings.

Alam also became the sixth Pakistan batsman to score a hundred in Sabina Park, Kingston, joining an elite list of Imtiaz Ahmed, Wazir Mohammad, Asif Iqbal, Younis Khan, and Inzamam-ul-Haq. Also, he surpassed Cheteshwar Pujara (24 innings), Sourav Ganguly (25 innings), and Sunil Gavaskar ( 25 innings) as the fastest Asian to score five Test hundreds.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s batting woes continued in the second Test as well. Once again, it was Babar Azam and Fawad Alam who bailed them out of trouble. The team was tottering at 2/3 before the duo stitched a 166 run stand for the fourth wicket. Alam then added a handy 50 run stand with Mohammad Rizwan (31), and 35 runs with Shaheen Afridi (9).

The Pakistan bowlers came out all guns blazing and picked up the wickets of Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell and Roston Chase before stumps on Day 3.