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PAK vs ZIM: Fawad Alam becomes first Asian to convert first 4 test fifty into the century, also breaks world record

Last updated on Saturday, 3:52 PM | May 1, 2021

Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam has a unique record against Zimbabwe (PakvsZIM) in the first Test being played in Harare. He became the first batsman in Asia and the sixth batsman in the world to convert his first 4 Test fifties into a century.

He achieved this feat by scoring a century in the Harare Test. However, he was dismissed after scoring 140 runs on the third day. He was dismissed by Mujarabani.

Fawad also became the player to score the fastest 4 Test centuries for Pakistan during the Harare Test. He did this feat in just 18 innings. Earlier this record was in the name of Salim Malik. He scored four Test centuries in 24 innings.

Pakistan Cricket Board also congratulated this batsman by tweeting. The PCB wrote that Fawad, he became the first batsman in Asia and the sixth batsman in the world to convert his first 4 Test fifties into a century.

This has happened in the Test after 55 years when a player has converted the first four half-centuries of his Test career into a century. Earlier, this feat was done by John Ederick of England. In 1966, Ederick converted the first four Fifty centuries of his career into a century.

Apart from this, this Pakistani batsman also has a world record. He also became the batsman to score the highest century in the list of players with a 100 percent conversion rate. Before him, England’s Ravi Bopara had three centuries in his name.

Fawad, 35, made a blazing Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2009. He scored 168 runs in the second innings of his first Test. Even after making a brilliant debut in Test career, Fawad got the opportunity to play only two more Tests after this.

He had to wait for 10 years and 259 days to play the fourth Test. Fawad was selected in the Pakistan team that went on a tour of England last year and played in the Southampton Test.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s first innings in the Harare Test ended at 426 runs. Fawad Alam (140), Imran Butt (91), Abid Ali (60) played the innings. Zimbabwe had scored 176 runs in the first innings. Hasani Ali and Shahin Afridi took four wickets each for Pakistan.

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