On This Day: Akram scored his first international century at home against Australia. It was known as one of the strongest teams at that time. Akram scored this century in a match held in Adelaide between January 19 and 23.
On This Day In Cricket Wasi
Wasim Akram’s swing bowling is what comes to everyone’s mind. This left arm bowler is known as one of the greatest bowlers in the world. This batsman has troubled experienced batsmen with his swing, pace and intelligence. He gave his team many great victories. But, this player contributed significantly to the team’s success not only with his balls but also with his batting. Akram scored three centuries in international cricket. One of them came today, January 22, 1990.
Akram scored his first international century at home against Australia. It was known as one of the strongest teams at that time. Akram scored this century in a match held in Adelaide between January 19 and 23. Based on this century, Pakistan gave Australia a tough target. But Australia managed to draw this match.
Century in one day..
Akram scored a century on the fourth day of the match. Pakistan started the game on the fourth day with 73 runs for the loss of four wickets. Pakistan captain Imran Khan extended his innings to 43 runs while Javed Miandad extended his innings to 16 runs. With the total score at 90, Javed was out and Akram came into the field. From here he put the Pakistan batting in a groove with Imran.
Akram considers Imran Khan as his mentor. Imran played a key role in his first century as well. Two batsmen scored centuries in this match. Imran continues to guide Akram throughout the innings. Both of them made a partnership of 191 runs. Akram was dismissed with a total score of 281. He scored 123 runs off 195 balls with 18 fours and one six. Imran Khan was dismissed with a total score of 316. He scored 136 runs off 361 balls with the help of 10 fours. Pakistan declared the innings at 387 for the loss of 9 wickets.
But the result of this match did not come out. Australia set a target of 304 runs. At the end of the fifth day, Australia scored 233 runs for the loss of six wickets and drew the match. Dean Jones scored an unbeaten 121 off 205 balls with 11 fours and a six for the hosts. Mark Taylor scored 59 runs.
Earlier, Akram also scored a half century in the first innings of this match. Pakistan scored 257 runs in the first innings. Akram scored 52 runs. Australia scored 341 runs in their first innings and took an 84-run lead over Pakistan.