Nazar Mohammad

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Nazar Mohammad
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm off-spin
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 5 45
Runs scored 277 2739
Batting average 39.57 41.50
100s/50s 1/1 8/9
Top score 124* 175
Balls bowled 12 486
Wickets - 5
Bowling average - 51.00
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - 1/3
Catches/stumpings 7/- 40/-

Nazar Mohammad (Urdu: نذر محمد) (March 5, 1921, Lahore, Punjab – July 12, 1996, Lahore) was a Pakistani cricketer who played in five Tests in 1952. He was educated at Islamia College, Lahore.

In October 1952, in Pakistan's second Test match and first Test victory, he became the first player to score a Test century for Pakistan, and the first player to remain on the ground for an entire Test match. An opening batsman, he carried his bat for 124 not out in Pakistan's total of 331 in an innings victory over India, batting for 8 hours 35 minutes.[1][2]

Shortly after the series he injured his arm, ending his career. According to Omar Noman, "as the famous story goes", Nazar sustained the injury jumping from the house of the film actress Noor Jehan when her husband returned unexpectedly.[3]

His son Mudassar Nazar also represented Pakistan.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ India v Pakistan, Lucknow, 1952-53
  2. ^ Wisden 1997, p. 1411.
  3. ^ Omar Noman, Pride and Passion: An Exhilarating Half Century of Cricket in Pakistan, OUP, Karachi, 1998, p. 82.