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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Sarfraz Nawaz

by on November 21, 2012
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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Sarfraz Nawaz

Former Pakistani test cricket player, Sarfraz Nawaz was born on the 1st of December, 1948 in the city of five lakes. He was a politician as well as and was the first player who introduced reverse swing. He also played a major role in making his team win over England and India in the first test match series. He started his professional career in 1969 and appeared in 45 One Day International matches and 55 test matches. He also became a new ball partner of Imran Khan on a regular basis. In the year 1980, Sarfraz Nawaz married a film actress named Rani. He also gained the membership of Parliament by winning the elections in 1985 and served for the seat for three years.

It was 1972/73 in which Sarfraz Nawaz made his name by 4 wickets for 53 runs and 54 wickets for 56 runs against Australia at the SCG. Again in 1974 at Headingley he managed to hit 53 from 74 balls thereby converting the scoreboard from 209/8 to 285 (all out). In 1978 at Lords, Sarfraz Nawaz managed to reduce the innings of England to 119/7 by taking 5/39 but, unfortunately the game was ruined by rain. Moreover, his excellent performance offered victory to Pakistan against India in the test series by a huge margin of 8 wickets. He became the most wickets taking player of the series and averaged 25.00 by taking 17 wickets even though the two countries did not play with each other since 1952. In his limited career, Sarfraz Nawaz played 45 One Day International matches where he took 63 wickets at an average of 23.22 and economy rate of 3.63. He was able to take four wickets overhaul four times and his best figures were 4/27 in an ODI match. In 55 test matches he played, Sarfraz Nawaz took 177 wickets at an average of 32.75 and economy rate of 2.49 including four 5 wickets hauls and 14 four wickets hauls. His best test cricket performance was 11 wickets for 125 test runs.

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