Sarfaraz Ahmed, a seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman for Pakistan, put up a heroic batting performance on Friday as he hit his fourth Test century on the penultimate day of the second match against New Zealand. Sarfaraz, who had returned to Pakistans Test XI after more than three years in the series, performed consistently well with the bat in both contests, recording 50+ scores in each of his four innings.
With crucial scores of 86 and 53 in the first Test and 79 in the first innings and a three-figure score in the second, respectively, Sarfaraz helped Pakistan out of a jam in the 319-run chase in the second Test.
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When Sarfaraz achieved his century, the players and support personnel in the dressing room, led by Babar Azam, praised the seasoned wicketkeeper-batter as he fell to the ground and punched in joy.
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Earlier, a sparse audience supported their local batter with raucous cries of "Saifee, Saifee" from the stands as Sarfaraz lifted his half century off 62 balls with a signature sweeping boundary against Sodhi to midwicket.
After Sarfaraz achieved his century, the Pakistan Cricket teams official Twitter account tweeted a video from the locker room.
Earlier, the first Test match between the two teams had been drawn. The series came before major changes were made to the Pakistan board, including the dismissal of Ramiz Raja as chairman and the appointment of Najam Sethi as head of the 14-member governing committee. In addition, Shahid Afridi was appointed the mens senior teams temporary chief selector, along with former players Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar Anjum.
The 16-player Pakistan ODI squad for the series against New Zealand was chosen by the selectors on Thursday. Middle-order batsman Haris Sohail and opening batter Fakhar Zaman were recalled for their three games the following week.
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