SARFRAZ AHMED

  • World Cup 2015: Time for Australia, Pakistan to get things right March 19, 2015

    Well, the showdown between Australia and Pakistan will certainly be an interesting one. No quarter-final of an ICC Cricket World Cup should be easy, but Pakistan is really gaining some momentum at the right time of the tournament. Both teams have played well to date, the only real test for...
  • World Cup: Pressure on Australia not Pakistan, says Sarfraz Ahmed March 17, 2015

    Adelaide: In-form opener Sarfraz Ahmed believes the pressure of expectation will be on Australia when the co-hosts take on Pakistan in a highly-charged World Cup quarter-final, vowing an attacking approach from his team. The 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman hit his team's first hundred of the World Cup which helped Pakistan beat Ireland in...
  • World Cup: Sarfraz Ahmed reminds of Javed Miandad March 16, 2015

    Sunday's seven-wicket victory against Ireland was Pakistan's befitting tribute to late Bob Woolmer - one of the finest coaches I have come across. I still feel the pain of that dreadful loss to Ireland and its aftereffect eight years ago in the ICC Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. Couple...
  • World Cup: Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed elated at equalling Adam Gilchrist record March 8, 2015

    Auckland: Recalled Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed said on Sunday he was excited at being bracketed with Australia great Adam Gilchrist after equalling the record for most catches behind the stumps in a one-day international innings. The 27-year-old, who did not feature in Pakistan's first four matches of the World Cup, marked...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Hope Pakistan bowlers stay fit to last long March 7, 2015

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Pakistan picked a very good side against South Africa. They identified the missing link by bringing Sarfraz...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Pakistan show how dangerous they can be March 7, 2015

    Auckland: Pakistan made a winning return on Saturday to the venue where they defeated New Zealand in their 1992 cricket World Cup semi-final before going on to win the tournament for the first and only time. After a shaky start to the Cup, including a crushing defeat by West Indies in...
  • Two PCB ex-chairmen among five served with legal notice March 7, 2015

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board has sent legal notices threatening defamation proceedings against two of its former chairmen, two former Test cricketers and a politician for allegedly accusing the current executive committee chairman of fixing matches. Former PCB chairmen Ijaz Butt and Khalid Mehmood, ex-players Aamir Sohail and Sarfraz Ahmed along...
  • 1st T20: Pakistan thump New Zealand to take 1-0 lead December 5, 2014

    Sarfraz Ahmed smashed an unbeaten 76 off 64 balls in his debut Twenty20 and led Pakistan to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory against New Zealand on Thursday. Ahmed, who scored three centuries and three half centuries in his last seven tests, hit eight fours and two sixes in a brilliant knock, as...
  • 2nd Test: Ross Taylor rescues New Zealand after Sarfraz's ton November 20, 2014

    Ross Taylor hit a return-to-form half-century to help New Zealand recover after Sarfraz Ahmed hit a fighting hundred for Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Thursday. Taylor was 77 not out for his 23rd fifty to help his team recover from a shaky 79 for 4 to close the...
  • 1st Test: Australia solid after Pakistan's 454 on day two October 23, 2014

    Dubai: David Warner's aggressive half-century spurred Australia to a solid 113 without loss after Sarfraz Ahmed's belligerent century lifted Pakistan to 454 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Warner raised his sixth consecutive 50-plus score in Tests and was unbeaten on 75 off 77 balls, with seven...
  • 2nd Test, SL v Pak: as it happened August 18, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka within sight of victory in the second Test against Pakistan by taking four secondinnings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the match and level the twomatch series, Pakistan were precariously placed at 127 for 7...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan dig in despite Herath's fivewicket haul on Day 2 August 15, 2014

    Rangana Herath again put Pakistan in a spin with a fivewicket haul but halfcenturies from Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad guided the tourists to 244 for six at the close of the second day of the second Test on Friday. Pakistan trail Sri Lanka, who lead the twoTest series 10, by...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test January 12, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 roundup: Sarfraz Ahmed frustrated Sri Lanka's bid to win the second Test inside four days by hitting his maiden Test halfcentury and steering Pakistan to 330 for 7 on Saturday, a lead of 107. The wicketkeeper made an unbeaten...
  • 2nd Test: Resilient Sarfraz Ahmed takes Pakistan to 330/7, lead by 107 January 11, 2014

    Dubai: Sarfraz Ahmed frustrated Sri Lanka's bid to win the second Test inside four days by hitting his maiden Test halfcentury and steering Pakistan to 330 for 7 on Saturday, a lead of 107. The wicketkeeper made an unbeaten 70 off 123 balls with seven fours after he was flown in...
  • Sarfraz Ahmed to replace Adnan Akmal for ODIs October 19, 2013

    Dubai: Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed will replace Adnan Akmal in the limited overs squad as the Pakistan Cricket Board announced a 16member team for the fivematch oneday series against South Africa on Saturday. Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez, who was dropped for the twoTest series after scoring just 102 runs in his last...
  • Umar Akmal to miss Zimbabwe limitedovers series August 17, 2013

    Karachi: Young Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal will miss the limitedovers series of the upcoming tour to Zimbabwe, following an illness while playing in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Akmal, who also donned the wicketkeeper's gloves for the side in the recent tour to the...
  • Sarfraz, Gul revive Pak in tour game January 27, 2013

    East London: Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed and opening bowler Umar Gul spurred a strong showing by the touring Pakistani team on the second day of their fourday match against a South African Invitation XI at Buffalo Park on Saturday. Ahmed hit 93 and Gul made 49 as the tourists recovered from their...