“Hidden”: Former Pakistan star on team management abandoned Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed scored 4th check point in Karachi’s match against New Zealand© AFP
In the second match against New Zealand in Karachi, the last pair of Pakistan Naseem Shah and Abrar Ahmed Survive 21 balls in Friday’s fading light while Sarfaraz Ahmed hit a century of fighting to write a sensational draw. New Zealand were headed for a big win in the series but Sarfaraz’s career-best 118 played a key role in helping Pakistan hold the game to a draw. He scored in his fourth Test century, for the first time in eight years, to mark a memorable return to the format.
After being selected to replace Mohammad Rizwan in the team, Sarfaraz returned the trust as he scored 335 runs in a two-game series. Wishes and compliments went out to Sarfaraz for his gritty shot in the Second Test.
Former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria mocked those who had previously excluded Sarfaraz from the national team.
“Those who eliminated him from the team are hiding their faces. Now they realize that they treated him badly. The second inning while chasing was probably the hardest round, Sarfaraz played a knock-out. the best of his career under pressure.He scores runs on a difficult surface, what is known as a world-class hitter Babar Azam failure. Against the reversers, he has no sweeps and cannot be held accountable. And in the end, he gave up,” Kaneria said in a video uploaded to his personal page. YouTube channel.
The second and final test match between Pakistan and New Zealand ended in a draw but not before the curtain fell. Sarfaraz was the ninth racket to fall. At that stage, Pakistan had 287 runs across the board to chase 319 in the final innings. Abrar Ahmed entered the field as the last hitter and didn’t stand out with Naseem Shah before the low light forced a stumble.
The series ended in a 0-0 draw as neither team between Pakistan and New Zealand could win a match.
With AFP input
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