Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his unbeaten century saw his side to a memorable one-wicket win over South Africa in the second One-Day International in Abu Dhabi.
Razzaq struck an unbeaten 109 in just 72 deliveries as he took his side from a position where they looked out of the game to eventual victory with a ball to spare.
He scored 63 of the final 65 runs as Pakistan chased down 287 to level the series at one apiece. Razzaq thumped seven fours and ten sixes, reaching his century in 70 balls and taking Albie Morkel for two sixes and then a boundary to seal a win having left himself 14 to win from the final over.
It was his second ODI century and an innings that will go down as one of the finest in history.
Other contenders for the weekly award included Lonwabo Tsotsobe, who returned figures of two for 20 and four for 27 as South Africa beat Pakistan 2-0 in the Twenty20 International series, Colin Ingram, who followed up scores of 46 not out and 31 in the Twenty20s with 100 in the same game that Razzaq starred, and Sri Lankan pair Kumar Sangakkara and Suraj Randiv, who played key roles as Sri Lanka beat Australia in their one-off Twenty20 International in Perth.
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