Monday 23 May 2011 

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Saeed Ajmal

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Saeed Ajmal
Cricket World Player Of The Week - Saeed Ajmal
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Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after his all-round performance put Pakistan in a strong position in the second Test against the West Indies in Saint Kitts.

Ajmal starred first with the bat as he scored 23 in putting on a half-century stand for the tenth wicket with Tanvir Ahmed to push Pakistan up to a score of 272 all out.

With Ahmed, he put on 78 runs to take his side from 194 for nine to a score which eventually gave them a first-innings lead, thanks to Ajmal's haul of three for 56 when the West Indies batted and were bowled out for 226.

He took the key wicket of Marlon Samuels, who he trapped in front for 57, also having Ramnaresh Sarwan stumped for 20 and finally Devendra Bishoo caught by Taufeeq Umar for one to close the West Indian innings.

Other contenders for the weekly award included Samuels, Azhar Ali and Taufeeq.

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