Income Tax Department cricket team

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The Income Tax Department cricket team played first-class cricket in Pakistan from 1975 to 1979, competing in the Patron's Trophy.

First-class playing record[edit]

Income Tax Department played eight matches over four seasons, winning one, losing three and drawing four. In 1977-78, after defeating Peshawar by two wickets,[1] they progressed to the semi-finals, where they were overwhelmed by Habib Bank Limited, for whom Arshad Pervez and Mohsin Khan put on 426 for the second wicket.[2]

Leading players[edit]

Saadat Ali played all eight matches, scoring 942 runs at an average of 62.80,[3] and taking 17 wickets at 30.29.[4] He made the team's highest score, 277 against Bahawalpur in 1976-77.[5] The best bowling figures were 8 for 82 (13 for 165 in the match) by Saud Khan against Lahore A in 1977-78.[6]

Current status[edit]

Income Tax Department teams have continued to play at sub-first-class level. They compete in Grade II of the Patron's Trophy.[7]


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