Azhar Ali makes comeback with a century and completes 10,000 first-class runs.

Azhar Ali Test

Azhar Ali made a brilliant comeback with a century and completed 10,000 runs in First Class cricket.

The right-hand opener was ruled out of action due to problems with his knee during the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka test series. As a result, Azhar was dropped from the 5-match ODI series. Coming back almost after two months, Azhar scored a first-class ton scoring 118 off 228 deliveries playing for SNPL. The 32-year old hit 12 boundaries to reach his century. Azhar has played 153 first-class matches, scoring 10,000 runs with a 41.51 avg, 33 centuries, and 41 half-centuries. Azhar Ali is also ranked 9th in the ICC Test batsman rankings, which is currently the highest position a Pakistani Test batsman is on.

The century will assure his comeback to the Green Team against the Black Caps next year. Azhar Ali has scored 3 ODI centuries for Pakistan playing 50 games with 1833 runs to his name. The 32-year-old has also previously captained the Pakistan Team.

Pakistan vs New Zealand series 2018 schedule
January 3rd – Pakistan vs New Zealand XI, One-day practice match, Saxton Oval
January 6th – Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington
January 9th – Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Saxton Oval, Nelson
January 13th - Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI, University Oval, Dunedin
January 16th, Pakistan vs New Zealand 4th ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton
January 19th, Pakistan vs New Zealand 5th ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington
January 22nd, Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st T20, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
January 25th, Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd T20, Eden Park, Auckland

January 28th, Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd T20, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

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