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Birth anniversary of wicket-keeper Taslim Arif observed
May 01, 2020

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The 66th birth anniversary of gusty wicket-keeper Taslim Arif was observed on Friday.

He was born on this day in 1954. He made his Test debut in 1979-80 against India at Calcutta, scoring a fluent 90 and 46.

In his third Test against Australia, Taslim Arif made a mighty seven-hour 210 not out, the highest score by a wicketkeeper in a Test until Andy Flower of Zimbabwe bettered it 21 years later by scoring 232 not out in 2000-01.

He represented Pakistan in six Tests, scoring 501 runs at an impressive average of 62.62. He also played two ODIs for Pakistan.  He also played for National Bank in domestic circuit for several years.

 

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