Former Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed shocks the selectors with his brilliant performance
Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium witnessed a spectacular performance by Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Sarfaraz Ahmed, who continued his exceptional form in first-class (FC) cricket by scoring a double-century during the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2023-24. Leading the Karachi Whites, the 36-year-old cricketer secured his second double-century in FC cricket, tallying his 16th first-class century and his second century of the current Quaid-e-Azam Trophy season.
Remarkably, in the same innings, a record was established as five different batters, including Khurram Manzoor, Asad Shafique, Ammad Alam, Rameez Aziz, and Sarfaraz Ahmed, all achieved centuries.
This extraordinary achievement marked the first instance of five batters reaching the three-figure mark together in Pakistani domestic cricket and set a new record for the most individual hundreds scored in a single team innings in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
Under the leadership of Sarfaraz Ahmed, Karachi Whites amassed a formidable total of 784/5, becoming the fifth-highest First-Class total in Pakistan and the highest since 1995. Despite this outstanding performance, the match ultimately concluded in a draw. In the first innings, Lahore Whites had declared at 509/9, with Ali Zaryab playing a significant role with his monumental 222-run innings.