Pakistan’s oldest Test cricketer dies at 88

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Pakistan’s oldest living Test cricketer Imtiaz Ahmed died aged 88 in Lahore on Saturday. He was reportedly suffering from a chest infection.

Imtiaz was Pakistan’s first regular wicketkeeper and represented the country between 1952 and 1962 in 41 Tests. He scored 2,079 runs at an average of 29. He was also a part of 77 dismissals behind the stumps. His best score is 209 which came against New Zealand in 1955 at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

Imtiaz was part of the of the first official Pakistan Test team, under country’s first-ever five-day captain Abdul Hafeez Kardar.

He started his career as an opener but later turned to a lower order batting position due to the duty with the gloves.

Imtiaz also played 180 first-class games and scored 10,391 runs. His best score in first-class cricket is 300 not out.

 

 

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