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Sarfaraz Ahmed becomes Pakistan leading Test run-getter as wicketkeeper

image-lc7boyszSarfaraz Ahmed in action against New Zealand on Day 1

One of Pakistan's most accomplished captains, Sarfaraz Ahmed, made a triumphant return to red-ball cricket in the ongoing Karachi Test against New Zealand. Playing in his 50th match and the first Test on home soil, Ahmed created history when he became the nation's leading run-getter as a wicketkeeper-batter in the format.

The Champions Trophy-winning skipper scored a valuable 86 in his first game since 2019, which helped him get past Kamran Akmal's tally of 2,648 runs. Others behind Akmal are Moin Khan (2,581), Imtiaz Ahmed (2,010), and Rashid Latif (1,381).

Sarfaraz, in 50 Test matches, has amassed 2,743 runs at an impressive average of 37.08, including three hundred and 19 fifties, since making his debut in 2010.

The Karachi-born has also played 117 ODIs and 61 T20Is accumulating over 3,133 with two centuries and 14 half-centuries. 

Talking about the first Test, New Zealand are 238 for 2 with Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson batting on 10* and 19* still trailing Pakistan by 193 runs, who scored 438 in their first innings. 

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