Fawad Alam touches milestone by becoming second fastest Pakistani to score 12,000 first-class runs

Test cricketer Fawad Alam added another feather to his cap on Wednesday when he became the second-fastest Pakistani to complete 12,000 runs in first-class cricket.

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34-year-old Fawad played a brilliant knock of 211 — his fourth career double-hundred in the format — at Karachi’s National Stadium in Quaid e Azam Trophy match against Southern Punjab.

He reached the milestone when he took the 105th run during his innings.

The batsman from Sindh completed his 12,000 first-class runs in his career 257th inning, making him the second-fastest Pakistani to reach the 12,000-figure in red-ball cricket.

The fastest Pakistani to have reached the milestone is Hanif Mohammad, who achieved the feat in 231 innings.

The 211 run innings improved Fawad’s career first-class average to 56.57, the best ever firs-class average by a Pakistani batsman.

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