Monday 7 February 2011 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Ahmed Shehzad

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Ahmed Shehzad
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Ahmed Shehzad
 

Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after his efforts helped Pakistan beat New Zealand 3-2 in their One-Day International series.

Shehzad registered his maiden ODI century during a week in which his side won two matches out of three to back up their 1-0 Test victory with another series win.

Shehzad scored 42 in 42 balls in the fourth match in Napier, giving his side a good start to a run chase which they eventually completed to win by two wickets.

Pakistan then sealed the series with a 41-run win in Hamilton which was set up by Shehzad's impressive knock of 115 in 109 balls. He hit 12 fours and three sixes during his innings, which helped his side reach 268 for nine, after which they dismissed New Zealand for 227 to claim the series with a game to spare.

In that game, in Auckland, Shehzad, who is 9/2 with to be Pakistan's best World Cup batsman, made just six as New Zealand hit back with a 57-run win.

Other contenders for the weekly award included Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga, Australia's David Hussey and New Zealand's Scott Styris.

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