Pakistan v Australia: Imam-ul-Haq’s maiden Take a look at ton places hosts on prime on historic day

Pakistan batter Imam-ul-Haq (right) waves his bat to the crowd as he walks off with team-mate Azhar Ali (left) on day one of the first Test against Australia

Imam-ul-Haq (right) previously had a high score of 76 in Tests
Pakistan 245-1 Imam 132*, Azhar 64*
Australia Yet to bat
Pakistan lead by 245 runs

Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq hit a sublime maiden Test century to put the hosts on top on day one of Australia’s first tour of the country for 24 years.

Imam remained unbeaten on 132, with Azhar Ali 64 not out, as Pakistan closed on 245-1 in Rawalpindi.

The left-hander roared and punched the air in delight after reaching his ton in his first Test appearance for over two years after being dropped.

“I cannot explain how I’m feeling right now,” he said.

“I had belief that if I got an opportunity I would make it count.”

Imam has scored seven one-day international centuries but had struggled to convert his talent to the longest format cricket in his previous 11 Tests.

His last Test was against Australia in Adelaide in November 2019, where he made two and a duck, leading to him being left out for the entirety of 2020 and an unused squad member…