Taslim Arif      

Full name Taslim Arif Abbasi

Born May 1, 1954, Karachi, Sind

Died March 13, 2008, Karachi, Sind (aged 53 years 317 days)

Major teams Pakistan, Karachi, National Bank of Pakistan, Sind

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Referee

Relation Nephew - Wasim Arif, Nephew - Mohammad Ali

Taslim Arif Abbasi
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 2 501 210* 62.62 1042 48.08 1 2 44 0 6 3
ODIs 2 2 0 28 24 14.00 58 48.27 0 0 1 1
First-class 148 251 26 7568 210* 33.63 13 40 312 56
List A 40 39 6 853 113* 25.84 1 4 45 14
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 1 30 28 1 1/28 1/28 28.00 5.60 30.0 0 0 0
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 148 311 212 7 4/46 30.28 4.09 44.4 0 0
List A 40 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v Pakistan at Kolkata, Jan 29-Feb 3, 1980 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v West Indies at Faisalabad, Dec 8-12, 1980 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Nov 21, 1980 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Dec 19, 1980 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1967-1989
List A span 1974-1990
Profile

Taslim Arif made his Pakistan debut as a batsman - when he ground out 90 and 46 against India at Calcutta in 1979-80 - but had the gloves for the rest of his Test career. In his third Test, against Australia the same winter, Taslim made a mighty seven-hour 210 not out, the highest score by a wicketkeeper in a Test Andy Flower made 232 not out in 2000-01. But with Wasim Bari a vastly superior gloveman, Taslim only played six Tests; he ended with a batting average of 62.62. He was a surprising signing for World Series Cricket's second season - uncapped and hardly a household name. Taslim died aged 53 from a lung infection.
Rob Smyth

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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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