24 Facts About Azhar Ali

1. Azhar Ali was appointed captain of Lahore Qalandars in the 2016 Pakistan Super League.

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2. Azhar Ali scored a double century in the second Test match at Melbourne, which is recorded as the highest Test score by a Pakistani player in Australia and the second highest Test score by a visiting player at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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3. Azhar Ali quashed all such rumors and vowed to continue as captain of ODI team.

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4. Azhar Ali finished as the second highest runscorer for Pakistan in the test series.

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5. Azhar Ali scored his second ODI century in front of the home crowd in the second ODI.

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6. Azhar Ali was impressive in the ODIs by scoring 96 in the 2nd ODI and 81* in the 4th ODI, and became the second Pakistani to carry his bat after Saeed Anwar.

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7. Azhar Ali top-scored with 90 in the first innings of the second Test, before producing another solid performance alongside captain Misbah-ul-Haq in the second innings, finishing unbeaten after facing 135 deliveries to secure another draw.

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8. Azhar Ali scored half centuries in both innings of the first Test, and helped Pakistan, chasing an improbable 451, avoid defeat with a crucial fourth-innings partnership with the returning Younus Khan.

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9. Azhar Ali was the captain of Lahore Qalandars in the first edition of the Pakistan Super League.

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10. Azhar Ali was still there and he and No 11 Mohammad Abbas nursed their way through to 171.

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11. Azhar Ali will be part of Pakistan in the upcoming Three-Test match series against the New Zealand, starting from Friday.

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12. Azhar Ali fought a lone battle for Pakistan with 65 and was the last man out when he was trapped leg-before wicket by Patel.

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13. Azhar Ali was running out of partners without quite having the belief to take the game into his own hands, and he tried to inch Pakistan to victory with No 11 Mohammad Abbas in tow.

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14. Azhar Ali was criticized for his captaincy as well as low personal scoring rate.

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15. Azhar Ali had a good test tour,highlight of which was 139 against England in Birmingham in a losing effort.

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16. Azhar Ali came to the side with good scores of 62 and 101, his maiden ODI century but could not prevent his team from the whitewash.

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17. Azhar Ali was picked in the both ODI and Test squad for the Sri Lankan tour in 2012.

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18. Azhar Ali became one of the few Pakistani players to make his Test debut before playing an ODI when he got his chance against Australia at Lord's in July 2010.

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19. On 16 July 2018, Azhar Ali signed for Somerset for the final seven matches of the County Championship season, replacing the injured Matt Renshaw.

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20. Azhar Ali was appointed captain of Lahore Qalandars in the first edition of Pakistan Super League.

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21. Azhar Ali has worked his way steadily up Pakistan's domestic scene since 2006.

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22. Azhar Ali is an opening batsman and a part-time leg spinner by trade.

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23. Azhar Ali made his Test debut for Pakistan against Australia in the first Test at Lord's in July 2010.

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24. Azhar Ali is a Pakistani international cricketer and a former captain of Pakistan ODI team.

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