Abdul Kadir (cricketer)

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Abdul Kadir
Abdul Kadir Mufti.jpg
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 4 36
Runs scored 272 1523
Batting average 34.00 28.73
100s/50s -/2 1/9
Top score 95 114*
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings -/1 46/13
Source: ESPNcricinfo

Abdul Kadir Urdu: عبدالقادر‎; 10 May 1944 – 12 March 2002, Karachi was a Pakistani cricketer who played in four Tests from 1964 to 1965. A wicket-keeper, Abdul was run out for 95 on his Test debut, against Australia at Karachi. He had opened the batting with Khalid Ibadulla with whom he made 249,also this is the only 200+ stand by two debutants for any wicket in the history of test cricket.[1]He was the first Pakistani cricketer to be dismissed for nervous 90's on test debut.[2] His only other Test half century was an innings of 58 at Auckland.[3]

Abdul Kadir got his earlier education from Sindh Madrasatul Islam. He was the son of famous religious scholar Moulana Mufti Sahibdad Khan. Two of his brothers also played first class cricket Abdul Aziz and Abdul Rasheed. Later, Abdul Kadir served as a senior banker in National Bank of Pakistan along with his younger brother Abdul Karim. He died on 12 March-2002.


  • Abdul Kadir (95) on debut went on to be part of unbroken record(as of March 2013). The partnership of 249 between Ibadulla and Abdul Kadir (95) for Pakistan against Australia in Karachi in 1964–65 is the highest in Test cricket for any wicket to involve two test debutants.[4][5]