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PAK vs NZ: Sarfaraz Ahmed Is Trending On Twitter

PAK vs NZ: Sarfaraz Ahmed Is Trending On Twitter


Player of the Match in a Test which Pakistan almost lost, and the Player of the Series of the home series which Pakistan almost lost; it could have added to the embarrassing home Test series against Australia and England last year.

Sarfaraz Ahmed had a dream comeback, and only a win in Karachi - which evaded Pakistan by 15 runs and New Zealand by 1 wickets with 3 overs still remaining before both parties shook hands for a draw as it could have gone either way - could have made Sarfaraz Khan’s comeback even sweeter.

Nonetheless, after being sidelined and ignored for almost four years, former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed replaced the media-favored Mohammad Rizwan for the New Zealand series in December - Pakistan having its own Boxing day Test and New Year’s Test this time - and put up terrific performances throughout the 2 Tests series, which ended in 0-0 on Thursday.

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In 4 innings in this series, Sarfaraz Ahmed plundered 3 half-centuries and a century; he saved the best for the last innings - a knock of 118(176) helping Pakistan not only avoid a loss on Day 5, but bringing them to the brink of a historic win in Karachi. He finished the series with an average of 85.

In the chase of 319, Pakistan were reeling at 80/5 before Sarfaraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel rescued them with grittiness and tenacity. Agha Salman and Naseem Shah gave the ball a thump to bring Pakistan closer to the target. But with only 1 wickets left and number 10 and 11 batting, Naseem and Abrar, thought it was best to avoid a loss while trying to hit more in pursuit of the target.

Fans on Twitter hailed Sarfaraz Ahmed for his surreal comeback to the Test team: