The second match of the two-Test series between the West Indies and Pakistan is taking place at Sabina Park, Jamaica. Pakistan’s veteran batsman Fawad Azam scored a century of battle in a difficult situation after smashing the top order on the third day of the match. Not all West Indies bowlers could finish their innings, so when Pakistan declared their first innings, the batsman returned with an unbeaten 124. Fawad has left Indian legends Cheteshwar Pujara, Sourav Ganguly and Sunil Gavaskar to complete a century in this match.
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This is the fifth century of Fawad’s Test career and let’s say that he played 13 innings of 22 innings. In this way, he surpassed Ganguly, Gavaskar and Pujara in terms of scoring five centuries in lesser innings. Pujara scored 25, Ganguly 24 and Gavaskar 25 innings to score the first five centuries of his Test career. Fawad may be making Test centuries very fast, but considering his age, setting a record for most Test centuries is a far cry.
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With this century, Fawad has set the record of centuries in Test cricket by Pakistan captain Babar Azam. While Babar has scored five centuries in 62 innings in 35 Tests, Fawad has scored many centuries in just 22 innings. Baba is often compared to Indian captain Virat Kohli, and there is debate in the World Cricket why he was not included in the ‘Fab Four’. Babar scored 75 for Fawad in the first innings against the West Indies.