The first test match being played at Mount Manganui between Pakistan and New Zealand (Pakistan vs New Zealand) has reached an exciting turn. Both teams are trying hard to win. While New Zealand needed Pakistan’s second innings to be all out for victory, Pakistan lost the seventh wicket for 251 in response to the target of 373 runs.
New Zealand scored 431 runs in the first innings, after which Pakistan’s first innings was reduced to 239 runs. After this, the hosts declared their second innings by scoring 180 runs for 5 wickets. And set a target of 373 runs to win in front of the visiting team.
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Pakistan started off to chase the target and it started badly. At one time, there was a crisis of big defeat on the team. The team lost their four big wickets for just 75 runs. But after that Fawad Alam came to the crease and he not only handled the innings. Also brought the team back in the match. Alam scored 102 runs for 269 runs, playing the best innings. He scored the second test century of his career after 11 years. In his century innings, he hit 14 fours.
First Test century scored in 2009
Fawad Alam, who made his Test debut in Test cricket against Sri Lanka in 2009, scored a century in his debut match and then after that century, he had to wait about 11 years for his second Test century. Alam scored the first test century of his career on 13 July 2009. In 2009, he played a total of 3 Test matches including a debut match. After this, he dropped out of the team and he returned to the team this year against England.
Talking about Fawad Alam’s debut in international cricket, he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2007, but his debut in international cricket was quite embarrassing. Fawad was caught on the first ball. However, he was also a part of Pakistan’s ODI team till 2015. After being left out of the team, he appeared in a cameo role in a comedy drama Ghar Daam Daad in 2019.