34 Facts About Azhar Ali

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Azhar Ali is a Pakistani international cricketer who is a former captain of the Pakistan national team in Test and ODI cricket.

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An agile right-hand batsman and a part-time leg-break bowler, Azhar Ali became the first ever centurion, double Centurion as well as triple centurion in a Day and Night Test Match, when he scored 302 against West Indies in October 2016.

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3.

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

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4.

Azhar Ali started playing cricket primarily as a bowler when he was aged 13.

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5.

Azhar Ali made his first-class debut in 2002, at the age of 16, as a leg spinner.

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In 2016, Azhar Ali was appointed captain of Lahore Qalandars in the first edition of Pakistan Super League.

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7.

Azhar Ali played 7 matches and scored 180 runs in the Tournament.

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8.

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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Azhar Ali subsequently scored a century in his debut match for Somerset, against Worcestershire.

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10.

Azhar Ali struggled in the first two Tests against England, recording a 32-ball duck during the second match as Pakistan were bundled out for 72.

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11.

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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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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13.

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

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14.

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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15.

Azhar Ali finished the series as the leading run-scorer for Pakistan Ali made his 4th Test hundred and finished on 157 in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test at SSC.

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16.

Azhar Ali continued his good form and made consecutive centuries as he scored 136 in the 2nd innings.

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17.

Azhar Ali scored a half century in the first Test before being dismissed for 51.

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18.

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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19.

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

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20.

Azhar Ali scored most of the runs in this series, and became the Fastest Pakistani batsman to 1000 ODI runs, scoring them in only 21 innings.

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21.

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

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22.

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

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23.

Azhar Ali scored 208 runs in 5 innings including two scores of 80 and 82.

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24.

Azhar Ali's tally was the second most of any Pakistani in that series.

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25.

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

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26.

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

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27.

Azhar Ali scored his 3rd ODI hundred in the 3rd match of the series and became the first Pakistani captain to score 3 centuries as captain.

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28.

Azhar Ali was named in the Test XI of the year 2016 by Cricinfo.

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29.

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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30.

Azhar Ali was named as the captain of the Test side in his place.

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31.

Azhar Ali has scored 19 centuries in Test and 3 in One Day International matches.

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32.

Azhar Ali made his Test debut against Australia at the Lord's, London in July 2010.

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33.

Azhar Ali made his ODI debut in January 2013 against Ireland at Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast.

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34.

Azhar Ali has not scored any century in Twenty20 International matches.

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