Veteran middle-order batsman, Fawad Alam, stole the show in the first Test match between Pakistan and South Africa at National Stadium Karachi.
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Fawad was named as man of the match for his magnificent century in the first innings and rescuing the team from a precarious position. Fawad scored 109 in the first innings and also scored the winning runs as Pakistan chased down the target of 88 with 7 wickets in hand.
Fawad dedicated his brilliant innings and Pakistan’s win to his parents. Fawad said that this was a gift for his parent’s wedding anniversary.
Fawad revealed that he couldn’t arrange a gift for his parents on their anniversary, on 25th December. His father said that the best gift he could give them was to perform well against South Africa and score a century.
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Fawad has been in good form recently, scoring a century against New Zealand in New Zealand last month and following it up with a century in this match at his home ground.
Faheem Ashraf and Azhar Ali scored half-centuries in the first innings as Pakistan took a lead in excess of 150. Nauman Ali picked up a five-wicket haul and Yasir Shah grabbed four wickets in the third innings to restrict South Africa to a lead of 87. Pakistan chased down the target with 7 wickets in hand as Fawad fittingly hit the winning runs.
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