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Zulfiqar Ahmed      

Full name Zulfiqar Ahmed

Born November 22, 1926, Lahore, Punjab

Died October 3, 2008, Combined Military Hospital, Lahore (aged 81 years 316 days)

Major teams Pakistan, Bahawalpur, Pakistan International Airlines, Punjab

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

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Zulfiqar Ahmed
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 10 4 200 63* 33.33 0 1 2 5 0
First-class 61 71 20 975 73 19.11 0 4 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 10 1285 366 20 6/42 11/79 18.30 1.70 64.2 1 2 1
First-class 61 9337 3559 162 7/69 21.96 2.28 57.6 12 3
Career statistics
Test debut India v Pakistan at Lucknow, Oct 23-26, 1952 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Oct 11-17, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1947-1965
Profile

Zulfiqar Ahmed, an offspinner and a useful lower-order batsman, was part of Pakistan's first Test squad for the tour of India in 1952-53. He made his debut in Lucknow and was part of Pakistan's tour to England in 1954 and the home series against New Zealand and Australia in 1955-56 and 1956-57 respectively. He played nine Tests in all and scored 200 runs and took 20 wickets. He scored a crucial 34 at No.10 to help set a competitive target in Pakistan's first victory at The Oval. The highlight of his career, however, was the Karachi Test against New Zealand in 1955 in which Ahmed took 11 for 79. In the next Test in Lahore, Ahmed was part of Pakistan's tail which added a record 450 runs for the last four wickets. Pakistan were struggling at 111 for 6 and finished with 561. Ahmed began his innings with his team on 482 for 8 and remained unbeaten on 21. He died of cardiac arrest in Lahore at the age of 81. He was Pakistan's second-oldest cricketer, after Mohammad Aslam, at the time of his death.
Cricinfo Staff October 2008

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Sep 19, 2003

Zulfiqar Ahmed receiving his medal from Pakistan president during the Golden Jubilee of Test Cricket Gala, Islamabad, September 16, 2003.

Zulfiqar Ahmed receiving his medal from Pakistan president

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Jun 24, 1954

Zulfiqar Ahmed

Zulfiqar Ahmed

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