Ijaz Ahmed (cricketer, born 1968)
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|Full name||Ijaz Ahmed|
|Born||20 September 1968|
Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
|Relations||Saleem Malik (brother-in-law)|
|Test debut (cap 107)||3 February 1987 v India|
|Last Test||27 March 2001 v New Zealand|
|ODI debut (cap 60)||14 November 1986 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||11 October 2000 v New Zealand|
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006
Ijaz Ahmed (Urdu: اعجاز احمد) (born 20 September 1968 in Sialkot) is a Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer who played 60 Tests and 250 One Day Internationals for Pakistan over a period from 1986 to 2001.
Ahmed scored six Test centuries against the world's top-ranked side, Australia – a record number of centuries by a Pakistani against Australia, shared with Javed Miandad. However, 33 of his 92 innings yielded single-figure scores, 54 of them yielded scores below 20.
Ijaz Ahmed came into the national side at the height of the Imran Khan era, and remained on the fringes for nearly a decade, despite several good scores. Dropped after the 1992 World Cup, he came back strongly the following season and established himself at the pivotal "one down" position. He performed poorly at the 1999 World Cup, and the arrival of Younis Khan brought an end to his international career. He formally retired from cricket in 2003.
A powerful hitter of the ball, Ahmed became the second Pakistani Batsman to score 10 ODI centuries. At Lahore, in 1997, Ahmed collapsed the Indian bowling attack by making a quick century off just 68 balls including 9 sixes, remaining not out for 139*; his highest score in the ODI.
In test cricket, Ahmed scored 12 test centuries, including his first and only double century against Sri Lanka, when he scored 211. Ahmed is the top scorer for Pakistan side against South Africa.
The event of 21 April 1997
On 21 April 1997, in a Test match against Sri Lanka, Ahmed was at the crease on 97, when a run-out attempt brought ambiguity in the decision. However, replays declared Salim Malik as dismissed, and Ahmad was called back to the crease. This was the first time for a batsman to return from the pavilion to the crease since 1987.
Ahmed was appointed as the coach of Pakistan's Under-19 cricket team on 20 October 2019. He is also currently appointed as the batting coach and consultant for Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League.
One-Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Sri Lanka||Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane||10 February 1990||2 Ct. ; 102* (100 balls, 9x4, 1x6)||Pakistan won by 5 wickets.|
|2||Sri Lanka||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||21 December 1990||54* (78 balls, 1x4, 1x6) ; 3–0–10–0, 1 Ct.||Pakistan won by 50 runs.|
|3||South Africa||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi||20 October 1994||110 (110 balls, 13x4, 1x6) ; DNB||Pakistan won by 39 runs.|
|4||South Africa||Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad||28 October 1994||DNB ; 98* (87 balls, 11x4, 1x6)||Pakistan won by 6 wickets.|
|5||South Africa||Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban||17 December 1994||DNB, 1 Ct. ; 114* (90 balls, 17x4, 3x6)||Pakistan won by 8 wickets.|
|6||India||Cricket, Skating & Curling Club, Toronto||21 September 1996||90 (110 balls: 7x4, 1x6) ; 1 Ct.||Pakistan won by 97 runs.|
|7||Zimbabwe||Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar||3 November 1996||117 (105 balls: 10x4, 4x6)||Pakistan won by 78 runs.|
|8||India||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||2 October 1997||139* (84 balls: 10x4, 9x6)||Pakistan won by 9 wickets.|
|9||Zimbabwe||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi||24 November 1998||132 (103 balls, 9x4, 4x6) ; DNB||Pakistan won by 111 runs.|
|10||India||PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali||1 April 1999||1 ct. ; 89* (129 balls: 5x4, 2x6)||Pakistan won by 7 wickets.|
|11||England||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||7 April 1999||137 (130 balls: 12x4, 1x6)||Pakistan won by 90 runs.|
|12||New Zealand||Kallang Ground, Kallang||20 August 2000||49 (37 balls: 5x4, 1x6)||Pakistan won by 12 runs.|
- "Cricketing Dynasties: The Twenty Two Families of Pakistan's Test Cricket – Part 5 | Sports | thenews.com.pk". www.thenews.com.pk.
- Ijaz Ahmed in 1987 Cricket World Cup. Retrieved on 31-12-2011 Archived 24 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- Ijaz Ahmed – U-19 Coach.Retrieved on 31-12-2011 Archived 23 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- "Scorecard - 1989-1990 Benson & Hedges World Series - 10/02/1990". www.howstat.com.
- "Scorecard - 1990-1991 Pakistan v Sri Lanka - 21/12/1990". www.howstat.com.
- "Scorecard - 1994-1995 Wills Triangular Series - 20/10/1994". www.howstat.com.
- "Scorecard - 1994-1995 Wills Triangular Series - 28/10/1994". www.howstat.com.
- "Scorecard - 1994-1995 Mandela Trophy - 17/12/1994". www.howstat.com.
- "Scorecard - 1996-1997 India v Pakistan - 21/09/1996". www.howstat.com.
- "Scorecard - 1996-1997 Pakistan v Zimbabwe - 03/11/1996". www.howstat.com.
- "Scorecard - 1997-1998 Pakistan v India - 02/10/1997". www.howstat.com.
- "Scorecard - 1998-1999 Pakistan v Zimbabwe - 24/11/1998". www.howstat.com.
- "Scorecard - 1998-1999 Pepsi Cup - 01/04/1999". www.howstat.com.
- "Scorecard - 1998-1999 Coca-Cola Cup - 07/04/1999". www.howstat.com.
- "Scorecard - 2000-2001 Godrej Singapore Challenge - 20/08/2000". www.howstat.com.
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