Sometimes the magnitude of a single ball is so enormous that it leaves a permanent mark. Hundred, double hundred and the accolades that follow are etched in history, but the perfect drive that paved the way for it is forgotten through assumed inconsequentiality. These events in forgotten dimensions of time and space constitute the actualisation of an innings, a career or simply a team’s performance as a whole.

Here’s what defined Pakistan cricket in 2015:

Sarfraz Dhoka Nahee Deyga (Sarfraz will not betray)
7th March 2015, Pakistan vs South Africa (Eden Park, Aukland, New Zealand)
Sarfraz Dhoka Nahi Dega

Wahab Riaz delivers spell for the ages – Fast and Furious
20th March 2015, Pakistan vs Australia (Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia)
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson CWC 2015

Yasir Shah becomes the fastest man to take 76 wickets
17th June 2015, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (Galle International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka)
Yasir Shah becomes the fastest man to take 76 wickets

King Khan breaks more records as he surpasses Javed Miandad
Younis steers Pakistan to No.3 in the ICC Test rankings.
Younis Khan Surpasses Javed Miandad

Shoaib Malik makes a successful comeback to Pakistan Team
Younis steers Pakistan to No.3 in the ICC Test rankings.
Shoaib Malik makes a successful comeback to Pakistan Team

Younis Khan’s big surprise
11th November 2015, Pakistan vs England, 1st ODI (Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
Younis Khan takes retirement from ODI after one ODI against England

Umar Akmal and Sohaib Maqsood Funny Run Out; ends up on the same side
26th November 2015, Pakistan vs England, 1st T20 (Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Both batsmen end up on the same side

Hafeez faces Amir in BPL; Karma has its say
8th December 2015, Chittagong Vikings v Dhaka Dynamites, BPL (Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Bangladesh)
Mohammad Amir takes out Hafeez in BPL 2015