WI vs PAK 2021, 2nd Test: Fawad Alam breaks the record of former Pakistan Captain Younis Khan to become the fastest Pakistan batsman to register five test centuries. Fawad achieved the remarkable feat in the ongoing second test against West Indies on Sunday.
Younis khan has scored his five test tons in his 28 innings while Fawad Alam scored his fifth test century in his 22nd innings. Pakistan’s batsman Salim Malik achieved this remarkable feat in 29 innings.
Fawad Alam also became the sixth Pakistan batsman to register a century at Sabina Park, Joining Imtiaz Ahmed (122 in 1958), Wazir Mohammad (106 in 1958), Asif Iqbal (135 in 1977), Younis Khan (106 in 2005) & Inzamam-Ul-Haq (117 not out in 2005).
While reaching his fifth test century, Fawad Alam became the quickest Asian batsman to register five test centuries in just 22 innings, surpassing Cheteshwar Pujara (24 innings) & Sourav Ganguly & Sunil Gavaskar (both achieved the feat in 25 innings)
On day three of the second test, Fawad Alam kept Windies bowlers at bay to register his fifth test century before visitors star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi scalped a couple of wickets to ran through West Indies top order.
Coming back to WI vs PAK 2021, 2nd Test, Visitors converted their overnight score of 212-4 into 302-9 before declaring their innings just 35 minutes after tea on Sunday. Fawad Alam scored an unbeaten 124 runs, resuming his innings on 76 after retiring from heat exhaustion just 20 minutes after tea on Friday’s opening day.
Mohammed Rizwan scored 31 & Faheem Ashraf scored 26 as Pakistan was reeling at 90/5 with fast bowlers, Jayden Seales (3-31), & Kemar Roach (3-68) finishing with three wickets each & Jason Holder supporting West Indies by scalping 2-46.
Playing 27 overs at the end of the final session on the opening day of the second test, the Windies ended the match at 39-3 for at the close-263 runs adrift in the first innings with two days remainings for the match to end.
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