Fawad Alam makes an unwanted record in first test between Pakistan and Australia

Australia and Pakistan are currently playing a historic test series on Pakistan’s home turf currently. It is after 28 long years that Australia is finally playing a series in Pakistan. The first match of the test series has already been played and both teams had to be contented with a draw after an even head to head competition over the span of 5 days.

After winning the toss, Pakistan opted to bat first. Although they were able to put up a huge score of 476/4 (declared) on the scorecard in the first innings (thanks to the fabulous performances of Imam-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali), they were way too slow and their innings took up over 2 days of the match.

Australia gave a fitting response in their first innings but fell short of less than 20 runs as they were all out for 459 runs. Coming in to bat in their second innings, Pakistan did not even lose a single wicket and they ended up scoring 252/0 after two centuries from two of their openers.

Although both the teams were happy with a draw, fans are calling it one of the most boring tests matches ever. This is solely because of the fact that although there were 5 days of continuous action, we did not even see all the players of Pakistan Playing XI getting in action.

The player which was most affected by this was Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam who made an unwanted record in the first test. So this is the record that Fawad Alam made – he became the first Pakistan player in 28 years to go a complete Test without batting, bowling, catching. Last was Asif Mujtaba vs New Zealand in Wellington in 1994.

The batsman will look to get some action in the second test though which is going to be played at the Karachi National Stadium starting on 12th March.