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Alam surpasses the Pujara record, praised by the bishop

Kingston, August 23 (IANS) Former West Indian cricketer Ian Bishop has exaggerated praise for Fawad Alam after the end of Day 3 of the second Test against the West Indies at Sabina Park here.

Alam hit his fourth Test century since his comeback in international cricket after a decade of leading a fightback against the West Indies in Sabina Park on Sunday. He is also the eighth leading running scorer in test cricket this year with 513 runs in 11 innings with an average of 57.

“I take substance over style; Production rather than aesthetics every day. Fawad Alam deserves every race and more that the cricketing gods find necessary for him. 4 centuries in the last 12 months since he returned (two clapping hands emojis), ”Bishop tweeted Monday.

Alam, who resumed from 76 after retiring due to convulsions the first day, made an unbeaten 124 runs of 213 deliveries with 17 fours to guide his side to 302/9 before skipper Babar Azam declared innings.

During his knock, he also became the fastest test batsman from Asia to score five test centuries. The 35-year-old scored five hundred in just 22 innings and surpassed the record set by Cheteshwar Pujara, who achieved the feat in 24 innings.

At the end of the third day, the West Indies are 39/3 in 18 overs and have 263 races.

–IANS

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