Fawad Alam made a comeback to Test cricket after a spot of 10 years and 259 days throughout the Test match towards England in Southampton. The 3910-day break from his final Test in 2009 until 2020 was not the longest however it felt like an eternity. After being dismissed for 0 in England, Fawad Alam was included within the Test squad for the two-match sequence towards New Zealand which can also be a part of the ICC World Test Championship. After 4000 days, greater than three months after his Test comeback, Fawad Alam confirmed his mettle as he smashed a century and put Pakistan on the right track to saving the Test match on the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday.
Pakistan have been reeling at 75/4 however Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan shared a 165-run stand which consumed 380 balls from day 4 to day 5. The first two periods went wicketless for New Zealand as each Fawad Alam and skipper Mohammad Rizwan shared a strong partnership. Rizwan went previous his fifty and it appeared New Zealand could be left ruing some missed probabilities. However, with the second new ball, Kyle Jamieson trapped Rizwan LBW.
However, as the sport progressed, Fawad Alam notched up his century however he couldn’t stick with it as Neil Wagner, bowling with a fractured toe, dismissed him for 102 as New Zealand created a gap.
Fawad Alam’s batting stance
Fawad Alam has modified his batting stance, nearly copying Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s type of batting with an open stance. Fawad Alam has the most effective First Class common in Pakistan with over 56. However, this knock has as soon as once more proven how worthwhile he’s within the Pakistan batting line-up.
Pakistan misplaced the three Twenty20 International sequence 1-2 while within the ICC World Test Championship, they have not but gotten going after losses in England while they have solely managed a win towards Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. A win for New Zealand will make the race for the ICC World Test Championship ultimate much more attention-grabbing following Australia’s loss to India.