England series was a ‘Nightmare’ for Muhammad Hafeez
London: The Four Test match series against England was a nightmare for opener Muhammad Hafeez. Despite getting 6 chances of playing in three initial Test matches he could only score 102 with a nominal average of 17 runs.
Pakistani star Younus Khan stood out scoring a double century to get his 340 runs maintaining an average of 48.57 playing seven innings in all the matches, while his best remained 218 at the Oval Test. The second to follow was Azhar Ali who scored 295 with an average of 42.14 in eight innings. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq scored 282 runs while Asad Shafiq scored a century with 109 pushing his total to 274 runs. Wicketkeeper Sarfraz scored 193 and young opener Sami Aslam in his 4 innings scored 167 runs with an average of 55.66.
Muhammad Amir scored 109 runs and his best was 39 not out. Yasir Shah with an average of 15.33 scored 92 runs he took 10 wickets at the Lord’s Test bringing his total number of victims to 19. Sohail Khan made his tour successful by claiming13 wickets, Amir got rid of 12 players, Wahab Riaz 10 and Rahat Ali took 8 wickets.
On the other end the series remained valuable for English batsman Joe Root who in all the 8 innings scored a total of 512 runs with an average of 73.14. Captain Alastair Cook scored 423, Jonny Bairstow 366, Moeen Ali 316 and Chris Voakes scored 177 runs. English pacer Voakes took 26 wickets and remained the most successful bowler while Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali took 13 and 11 wickets respectively.