Sarfraz Nawaz

Sarfraz Nawaz

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Sarfraz Nawaz Malik (Punjabi, ) (born December 1, 1948, Lahore, Punjab) is a former Pakistani Test cricketer and politician who discovered reverse swing and was instrumental in Pakistan's first Test series victories over India and England. Between 1969 and 1984 he played 55 Tests and 45 One Day Internationals and was Imran Khan's regular new ball partner. In 1978-79 he famously took 9/86 against Australia at Melbourne, including a spell of 7/1 off 33 balls when they were 77 runs short of victory, but in the next Test at Perth Sarfraz controversially dismissed the Australian batsman Andrew Hilditch for handling the ball.

Early career

In his first Test - against England at Karachi - the twenty year old Sarfraz took no wickets or catches, did not bat and was dropped for four years. He made his name in 1972-73 by taking 4/53 and 4/56 against Australia a the SCG, accounting for Ian and Greg Chappell, Keith Stackpole and Ian Redpath, but this did not stop the hosts winning by 56 runs. At Headingley in 1974 Sarfraz hit 53 off 74 balls to convert 209/8 into 285 all out, driving the ball fiercely off Geoff Arnold, Chris......
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