Fawad Alam scored his fifth Check century on Day 3 of the 2nd Check vs West Indies.© AFP
West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder stated Pakistan middle-order batsman Fawad Alam confirmed the hosts that how can a batsman “apply” himself on a tough wicket at Sabina Park within the ongoing second Check. Fawad hit a superb hundred earlier than Shaheen Shah Afridi picked two wickets to place guests within the driver’s seat within the second Check towards the West Indies on Sunday. Fawad stroked his fifth career century, fourth since his comeback 12 months in the past, as Pakistan wrestled again within the Sabina Park Check marred by rain that misplaced your entire second day’s play and greater than the primary session’s play on the third day as a consequence of moist floor.
“I believe it is a new ball wicket. If you may get previous the brand new ball with little injury, it is an excellent monitor to bat on,” Holder stated after the day’s play.
“Fawad clearly confirmed us the right way to apply ourselves. He was very, very affected person. In these sorts of conditions attempting to see off a day turns into fairly tough for batters, and the brand new ball will certainly rely in these sorts of circumstances,” he added.
The West Indies all-rounder expects the pitch to develop into even when the hosts come out to bat on Monday.
“I anticipate on Day 4 when the solar comes out and all the pieces is just about even, the pitch ought to degree off and quiet down,” stated Holder.
On day three of the second Check, Fawad defied West Indies bowlers to document his fifth Check hundred earlier than left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi snatched a brace of wickets to rock the hosts’ high order.
Pakistan transformed their in a single day 212-4 into 302-9, earlier than declaring 35 minutes after tea on Sunday.
The left-handed Fawad struck an unbeaten 124, resuming his innings on 76 after retiring from warmth exhaustion, 20 minutes after tea on Day 1.
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