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Fawad becomes fastest Pakistan batsman to score five Test tons


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Pakistan left-handed batsman Fawad Alam has become the fastest Pakistan batsman to register five Test hundreds. The middle-order batsman created history during the ongoing second Test match between Pakistan and West Indies at Sabina Park, Jamaica.

The left-handed batsman scored his fifth Test ton only in his 22nd innings. Former Pakistan skipper Younis Khan was the fastest from the country before Fawad broke his record.

Earlier, ex-caprtain Younis had scored his first five Test tons in 28 innings. He is followed by Saleem Malik, who achieved the feat in 29 innings.

Fawad also became the sixth Pakistan batsman to score a century at Sabina Park, joining Imtiaz Ahmed (122 in 1958), Wazir Mohammad (106 in 1958), Asif Iqbal (135 in 1977), Younis Khan (106 in 2005) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (117 not out in 2005).

The 35-year-old left-hander also became the quickest Asian batsman to score five Test centuries in 22 innings, eclipsing Cheteshwar Puraja (24 innings) and Sourav Ganguly and Sunil Gavaskar (both achieved in 25 innings).

Meanwhile, Pakistan converted their overnight 212-4 into 302-9, before declaring against Windies. Fawad struck an unbeaten 124, resuming his innings on 76 after retiring from heat exhaustion.