Brilliant Fawad Alam was adjudged the man of the match for his excellent century in the first innings.
From 27/4 in the first innings, Fawad Alam’s century rescued Pakistan and helped them get a big lead against South Africa at National Stadium in Karachi.
He showed the value of experience, perseverance and patience in the toughest format of the sport.
Fawad Alam hit the winnings runs on day four of the first test, registering 7 wicket victory over South Africa.
Fawad Alam also played a vital part in the game scoring a brilliant 109 in Pakistan’s first innings.
Speaking during the presentation, the star player said, “It was an important hundred at that stage because the team needed it. We were 36/4 so we needed to bat long in first innings so that the second innings is easy. Pressure is always there in international cricket, especially when playing as a comeback player, there’s pressure. But I’m enjoying the time in the dressing room. Pitch had some double-bounce, and there were rough patches too, it wasn’t easy. But we discussed indoors that you apply yourself, stay calm, and go with the flow. Don’t think of the pitch, play how you know, and I thought to apply myself and I knew that if I stick around, I’ll score runs.”
First up, as part of the PCB Awards that the board had organized last month, Fawad Alam collects his award for his hundred in New Zealand for best batting performance of 2020.
The win against Proteas helped Pakistan take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-match series, with the second Test set to begin from February 4 in Rawalpindi.