2006: Pakistan Cricket Roundup

Overall calender year 2006 was full of success and twists for Pakistan Cricket. Pakistan started off winning the test series against India and ended with the success against West Indies. Muhammad Yousaf was the most successful player of the year for Pakistan. Oval dispute and Doping tests were real tests of team and admin this year.

January 17

First Test match between Pakistan and India ended in draw at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

January 22

Inzamam-ul-Haq, captain of Pakistan made his 25th century in test cricket. This is highest number of centuries by any Pakistani batsman till date.

January 23

M.S. Dhoni scored his maiden test hundred against Pakistan

January 25

Faisalabad Test between Pakistan and India ended in draw. World record of most number of sixes was made in this test. A total of 27 sixes were hit in the match

All rounder Shoaib Malik’s father died.

January 27

Kamran Akmal completed his 1000 runs in test cricket.

Irfan Pathan became the 2nd bowler to get a hat-trick in the very first over of the test math. He got this record playing against Pakistan at Karachi.

January 31

Muhammad Yousaf completed his 5000 runs in test cricket.

Faisal Iqbal scored his maiden test hundred

February 1st

Inzamam-ul-Haq was announced the best player of the year by PCB and Kamran Akmal was awarded with Kardar medal and announced as the emerging player of the year.

Pakistan defeated India with 1-0 in three test match series by winning Karachi test with 265 runs.

February 6

Pakistan defeated India with 7 runs in first ODI under D/L method at Peshawar.

Sachin Tendulkar completed his 14000 runs in this match.

Inzamam-ul-haq was the third player in history of cricket to be given out for field obstruction.

February 11

India defeated Pakistan in 2nd ODI played at Rawalpindi.

Pakistan under-19 cricket team defeated Zimbabwe in U-19 World cup.

February 13

India defeated Pakistan in 3rd ODI at Lahore getting a lead of 2-1 in the series.

Muhammad Yousaf completed his 7000 ODI runs, Abdul Razzaq completed 4000 runs and M.S. Dhoni completed his 1000 runs in this match.

February 15

India defeated Pakistan in 4th ODI played at Multan.

February 16

Pakistan defeated Australia in semi final of Under-19 World cup and qualified for the final.

February 19

India won the ODI series with 4-1 by defeating Pakistan at Karachi in 5th ODI

Pakistan defeated India in Under-19 World cup winning the title for 2nd time consecutively.

March 8

Waqar Younis was appointed as bowling coach and Zaheer Abbas as team manager.

March 18

Match between Pakistan and Sri-Lanka ended with result due to rain.

March 19

Pakistan defeated Sri-Lanka with 4 wickets in 2nd ODI.

March 22

Pakistan defeated Sri-Lanka in Colombo with 4 wickets and won the series with 2-0

April 1st

Sri-Lankan star batsman, Sanath Jayasuria announced retirement from test cricket.

April 5

Pakistan defeated Sri-Lanka in 2nd test played at Canady with 8 wickets. Pakistan won third consecutive test series here.

April 12

Shahid Afridi announced temporary retirement from test cricket.

April 18

Pakistan defeated India with 4 wickets in first ODI played I Abu-Dhabi.

April 19

India defeated Pakistan with 52 runs in 2nd ODI played at Abu-Dhabi.

Australian bowler Gillespie became the first to score a double century as a night watchman in history of cricket.

April 28

Shahid Afridi took his decision of retirement from test cricket back.

April 30

Indian Senior Cricket team defeated Pakistan senior team and won the series with 3-1

It was decided that ICC Cricket World cup 2011 will be held in South Asia.

May 5

Mudassar Nazar was appointed as director of National Cricket Academy.

May 15

Opening batsman Yasir Hamed got married.

June 8

Rana Naveed was awarded with the title of player of the month in county cricket.

July 16

Muhammad Yousaf scored double century at Lords.

July 17

First test between Pakistan and England ended in draw.

August 8

England won the Leeds test with 167 runs.

August 20

First time in the history of cricket, a match was forfeited against Pakistan by Darrel Hair After he accused Pakistan of Ball-tempering.

August 23

Former Pakistani batsman, Wasim Hassan Raja died. He is brother of Ramiz Raja.

August 28

Pakistan defeated England in first Twenty 20 game with 5 wickets at Lords.

August 30

Pakistan defeated England in first ODI at Cardoff

September 2

Pakistan won Lords ODI with 7 wickets.

September 6

Pakistan defeated England with 2 wickets in third ODI.

September 9

England defeated Pakistan with 8 wickets in hand in fourth ODI.

September 12

England defeated Pakistan in last ODI of the series.

September 15

Mushtaq Ahmad appointed as the assistant coach of Pakistan Cricket team.

September 17

Pakistan Women cricket team secured first success in international cricket by defeating Hong Kong

October 5

Younis Khan announced his retirement from International cricket.

October 6

Muhammad Yousaf appointed as Captain.

Sheher Yar Khan resigned from chairman ship of PCB. Naseem Ashraf became the new chairman and Younis Khan announced as the captain again.

October 16

Shoaib Akhtar and Muhammad Asif were brought back to Pakistan after they tested positive in Doping test.

October 17

Pakistan defeated Sri-Lanka with four wickets in Champions Trophy.

October 20

Proceedings of case against Akhtar and Asif started

November 3

Rickey Ponting of Australia got award of ICC Test Cricketer, Michael Hussey of Australia got best ODI player award, Ian Bell of England got Emerging player of the year award, Jay wardhanay of Sri-Lanka got best captain award, Simon Toffel best Umpire and England cricket team got spirit of award.

November 4

Australian Umpire Darrel Hair was banned by ICC to conduct any international match.

Restrictions on Ata-Ur-Rehman to play cricket were lifted.

November 14

Pakistan defeated West Indies with 9 wickets in first test of series played at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

November 22

Muhammad Yousaf completed his 6000 test runs.

December 01

Muhammad Yousaf broke the world record of Sir Viv. Richards of 1710 runs made in calendar year of 1976. Muhammad Yousaf scored 1788 runs in this year.

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