Khurram Manzoor Breaks Saeed Anwar’s Record

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Sindh opener, Khurram Manzoor, has written his name in the history books by scoring the most List-A centuries by a Pakistani batsman. Khurram scored his 27th List-A century, surpassing former opener, Saeed Anwar, who had scored 26 centuries prior to his retirement.


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Manzoor achieved the feat in Sindh’s match against Central Punjab in the ongoing Pakistan One Day Cup. Manzoor scored 143 runs off 163 balls and carried his team to a decent total after a poor start. Sindh ultimately lost the match by 4 wickets, but they had already qualified for the semi-finals and will face Central Punjab once again on 29 January.

Manzoor has been in the domestic circuit for a long time and has been one of the top performers in domestic cricket for the past few years. Manzoor’s strong performances early in his career earned him a call-up to the international side, but he could not cement his position in the team after a string of underwhelming performances.


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Current Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, has 22 List-A centuries currently and is trailing Manzoor by only five centuries. The other batsmen in top five most List-A centuries for Pakistan are the former opener, Salman Butt, and veteran wicket-keeper, Kamran Akmal. Butt has 24 centuries to his name, while Akmal has scored 21 centuries in his illustrious career.

PlayerCenturies
Khurram Manzoor27
Saaed Anwar26
Salman Butt24
Babar Azam22
Kamran Akmal21

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