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    On This Day: March 15, 1979 - Sarfraz Nawaz takes 9/86 vs Australia




    At 4.30 pm on the fifth and last day, Australia, with seven wickets in hand and only 77 runs needed for victory, appeared to have gained a decisive hold over an entertaining Test of changing fortunes. But then the vastly experienced Sarfraz Nawaz took charge and the match was at an end within an hour - or 65 balls and 5 runs later. Sarfraz's personal contribution of seven wickets for 1 run from 33 deliveries represented one of the greatest bowling feats in the history of Test cricket.

    On the opening morning, Yallop took advantage of winning his sixth toss in the seventh Test of the summer and so gave his pace battery the opportunity to use what little early life existed in the wicket. Both openers, Majid and Mohsin, were caught as they attempted to drive - Majid by the wicket-keeper and Mohsin in the slips - and when Zaheer was bowled at 28, Hogg had completed a fiery opening spell of six overs with three wickets for a personal cost of only nine runs. The recalled Clark then removed Asif Iqbal with a sharp, lifting delivery that carried from glove to Wright and only 40 runs were on the board. The captain, Mushtaq, set about a recovery and he received solid support from Imran and Sarfraz. Although earlier erratic, Hurst later played his part with three wickets when it appeared Australia had let their advantage slip from six wickets for 99 to the eventual Pakistan total of 196.

    Australia, one for no wicket at the close and having included an additional batsman, appeared set for a big score. However, next morning, a between-wickets collision between openers Wood and Hilditch forced the former to retire with a sprained wrist and he did not return till the fall of the ninth wicket. Hilditch was quickly removed by Imran, and Yallop was twice dropped as he struggled to 20 in a brief partnership with Border. Both were bowled by Imran. Hughes became the eleventh Australian run out in the season's Test matches when Whatmore did not respond to a call. Nevertheless, the burly new Test batsman applied himself well for nearly three and a half hours to top score with 43 in a poor total that fell 28 runs short of Pakistan's. Hogg displayed his annoyance and livened proceedings by knocking down the stumps with his bat when he was given run out after walking from his crease before the ball was dead. Although Hogg was recalled by the Pakistan captain, umpire Harvey refused to permit a reversal of the decision.

    Pakistan used the third day to consolidate their position with aggressive batting. Mohsin cover-drove and hooked Hogg for boundaries before another fierce drive was brilliantly held by the bowler - his first catch in Test cricket. Majid and Zaheer then played glorious strokes all round the ground as they added 135 for the second wicket, taking particular toll of the new legspinner, Sleep. Starting the day with a delightful straight driven boundary off Hogg, Majid altogether hit sixteen 4s in his seventh Test century - 108 in three hours forty minutes. Zaheer's similarly positive approach was followed by Asif once he settled down, and Pakistan were 307 runs ahead when bad light stopped play twenty minutes early.

    After rain delayed the resumption on the fourth day for an hour, Pakistan added a further 74 runs before declaring. Whatmore substituting for Wood as opener, batted solidly for eighty minutes and shared a partnership of 49 with Hilditch, who - although dropped at 26 and 59 - batted steadfastly until he became Sarfraz's second victim of the innings. At the close, Australia, at 117 for two, needed 265 to win.

    Within half an hour on the final morning, Yallop was foolishly run out, changing his call. This brought together Border and Hughes for a new Australia - Pakistan Tests fourth-wicket partnership which eclipsed by 2 runs the 175 of Ian Chappell and Ross Edwards in 1972-73. Combining concentration with tempered aggression, and unruffled by several dropped catches, the pair carried on steadily through the second new ball and until half an hour after tea, when Sarfraz bowled Border off a deflection with a beautiful ball that cut back sharply. Border batted six and a quarter hours and hit seven boundaries in an innings notable for his footwork.

    The remainder of the innings is history. The injured Wood jabbed a catch to the wicket keeper off the first ball, Sleep was yorked without scoring, and Hughes - attempting to resume the run-getting - lofted a catch to mid-off. Sarfraz then removed the remaining three batsmen without scoring to complete the dismissal of all wickets except Yallop (run out) and finish with nine wickets for 86. His match figures of eleven wickets for 125 comfortably won him the Man of the Match award. The aggregate match attendance was 37,495.
    Match in Discussion:
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63235.html


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    Seven wickets for 1 run from 33 deliveries!

    Just think about that for a second. Unreal.

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    was one of the victims...

    ..and just to clarify, Sarfraz did celebrate the performance by having a few drinks... soft drinks that is!

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    Seven wickets for 1 run from 33 deliveries!

    Just think about that for a second. Unreal.
    Cant imagine anyone doing it now. how can you snatch a team in soo much winning position and make them lose a frigging test match..... UNBELIEVABLE.

    Cant our domestic recreate these players?

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    One of the most stunning spells of bowling in Test history!


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    An underrated legend, but he has not helped his case with his nonsense statements post-retirement.

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    Arguably the best spell bowled by a Pakistani in cricket ever and that's how good it is.


    Politics trumps intelligence (pun intended).

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    We owned Australia throughout that era, so its no biggie..


    Mein inko rolaonga


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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    We owned Australia throughout that era, so its no biggie..
    At home in Tests yes but away apart from the one or two series (the 76/77 series where we drew IIRC) Pakistan struggled vs Australia.


    Politics trumps intelligence (pun intended).

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    He's a Pak legend because he is the original exponent of reverse swing. He was the catylist, without him who knows where Pak bowling would be.

    Imran took it to the next level while Wasim and Waqar perfected it.

    Shame about his post retirement conspiracies and other nonsense he believes.

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    Really deserves the title of flawed genius. His contribution to Pakistani fast bowling is immense and underappreciated by the fans. But that's his fault, given his inability to get along in general.

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    40 years!


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    Gosh what a heroic performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Legend, period. The innovator of reverse swing who Imran Khan gives a lot of credit to in helping his career.

    According to Osman Samiuddin, the players who go to his cricket academy are quite positive about their experiences of Sarfraz Nawaz, and a lot different to his crazy media persona.
    Yes, Sarfraz taught Imran how to reverse the ball.


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