Pakistani left-handed batsman Fawad Alam prepares for a supply. Photo: AFPPakistani left-handed batsman Fawad Alam has thanked followers for showering him with love and appreciation after his ton in opposition to New Zealand on Wednesday. Fawad took 11 years to do it however he did rating a century in opposition to New Zealand within the first Test match of the sequence. Though Pakistan ended up dropping the match, Alam’s century and his subsequent celebration was a particular second for cricket followers in Pakistan.Fawad stated that he was “truly humbled” by the love, respect & appreciation obtained from everybody.”I feel incredibly grateful representing my country & making everyone proud. Here’s to hoping for even better future performances. Happy New Year in advance, keep me & my family in your prayers,” he tweeted.New Zealand win first TestNew Zealand beat Pakistan by 101 runs within the first Test in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday with the ultimate wicket falling with simply 27 balls to spare.Tail-enders Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah blocked for seven overs in fading mild earlier than Naseem was caught and bowled by spinner Mitchell Santner for one, ending Pakistan´s resistance.The finish for Pakistan had begun when Kyle Jamieson, celebrating his 26th birthday, broke the 165-run fifth-wicket stand by Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan.The victory was essential for New Zealand, who want to brush the two-Test sequence to have an opportunity of creating the World Test Championship remaining at Lord´s in June.