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Saeed Anwar Biography

Saeed Anwar is a former Pakistani opening batsman and occasional Slow left arm orthodox bowler who played international cricket between 1989 and 2003. An opening batsman capable of annihilating any bowling attack on his day, Anwar was an attacking batsman in ODI matches and once settled in Test matches, scored quickly and all over the field. His success came from good timing. Anwar became famous for his trademark flick. Anwar played 247 ODI matches for Pakistan and scored 8824 runs from 244 innings at the average of 39.21. Anwar started his international career on 1 January 1989 with an ODI match played at WACA Ground which Pakistan lost to West Indies. His first match-winning performance came against India in December 1989 at Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala. He scored a record 42 runs off 32 balls in the match. He scored two successive hundreds on three other occasions in his career, and was the first batsman to complete this feat in ODIs. He was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1997. Anwar played in three Cricket World Cups for Pakistan: 1996, 1999 and 2003. He played 55 Test matches scoring 4052 with the help of eleven centuries; while in 247 One Day Internationals (ODIs) he made 8824 runs. He made twenty centuries in ODIs which are the most than any other Pakistani batsman in the format.

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10 Pakistani batsmen who have always played well against India
10 Pakistani batsmen who have always played well against India
A look at ten Pakistani batsmen who tormented their arch-rivals throughout their careers.
Stats: Highlighting the oft-ignored relation between batsmen's averages and their batting position
Stats: Highlighting the oft-ignored relation between batsmen's averages and their batting position
An analysis of summary career numbers of batsmen.
Player Comparisons: Saeed Anwar vs Sourav Ganguly
Player Comparisons: Saeed Anwar vs Sourav Ganguly
The majestic left-handers Ganguly and Anwar had plenty in common. But statistically, who was better?
Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
With only a week to go before the Champions Trophy commences, here are the teams with the most number of individual tons at the tournament.
SK Flashback: When Saeed Anwar smashed India on a hot and treacherous day in Chennai
SK Flashback: When Saeed Anwar smashed India on a hot and treacherous day in Chennai
Reliving Saeed Anwar's record-breaking knock of 194 runs against arch-rivals India in the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Stats: Zimbabwe has more wins after 99 Tests than India and New Zealand
Stats: Zimbabwe has more wins after 99 Tests than India and New Zealand
As Zimbabwe get ready to play their 100th Test, we take a close look at how each team fared after 99 Tests.
Pakistan vs West Indies 2nd Test, Day 1 - Stats: Misbah equals Imran and Younis' world record
Pakistan vs West Indies 2nd Test, Day 1 - Stats: Misbah equals Imran and Younis' world record
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Latest ICC ODI Rankings: Pakistan move past West Indies to eighth position
Latest ICC ODI Rankings: Pakistan move past West Indies to eighth position
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5 part-time bowlers who ended a big innings in ODIs
5 part-time bowlers who ended a big innings in ODIs
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Shane Warne pits a dream team from 90s with world's current best
Shane Warne pits a dream team from 90s with world's current best
Iconic spinner combines with Mike Atherton and Rameez Raja to select the players
Shane Warne lists his most favourite batsman from each opposing nation
Shane Warne lists his most favourite batsman from each opposing nation
Australian leg-spinner names Sachin Tendulkar as best of their generation.
Tamim becomes first Bangladesh batsman to score 6,000 List A runs
Tamim becomes first Bangladesh batsman to score 6,000 List A runs
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal makes history.
5 epic India-Pakistan encounters
5 epic India-Pakistan encounters
Over the years, the two nations have played some really close and exciting matches in ODIs & T20I.
Stats: Highest individual ODI scores for each year starting from 1971 to 2015
Stats: Highest individual ODI scores for each year starting from 1971 to 2015
Highest ODI scores for each year from 1971 to 2015
10 best beards of all time in cricket
10 best beards of all time in cricket
Although many cricketers have sported beards in their career, a few of them have gone on to attain iconic status.
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