Taslim Arif

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Taslim Arif Urdu:تسلیم عارف
Personal information
Full name Taslim Arif Abbasi
Born (1954-05-01)1 May 1954
PIB Colony, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Died 14 March 2008(2008-03-14) (aged 53)
Karachi, Pakistan
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 82) 29 January 1980 v India
Last Test 8 December 1980 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 31) 21 November 1980 v West Indies
Last ODI 19 December 1980 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1967/68–1989/90 Karachi
1967/68–1989/90 NBP
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC List A
Matches 6 2 148 40
Runs scored 501 28 7,568 853
Batting average 62.62 14.00 33.63 25.84
100s/50s 1/2 13/40 1/4
Top score 210* 24 210* 113*
Balls bowled 30 311
Wickets 1 7
Bowling average 28.00 30.28
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/28 4/46
Catches/stumpings 6/3 1/1 312/56 45/14
Source: ESPNcricinfo.com, 6 January 2008

Taslim Arif Abbasi (1 May 1954 – 14 March 2008) was a Pakistani cricketer who played in 6 Tests and 2 One-day Internationals in 1980. His score of 210*[1] for Pakistan against Australia stood for more than 20 years as the highest score made by a wicket-keeper in Test cricket.[2] Taslim Arif died in Karachi after a brief illness He left behind his wife,two Sons and a Daughter. His elder son is a Computer Engineer and residing in UK and the younger is an upcoming cricketer. He was buried at Faisal Cantonment graveyard, in Karachi.[3]

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