Imtiaz Ahmed (cricketer)
|Born||5 January 1928|
Lahore, Punjab, British India
|Died||31 December 2016 (aged 88)|
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
|Test debut (cap 5)||16 Oct 1952 v India|
|Last Test||16 Aug 1962 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|1945–47||North Zone (India)|
|1960||North Zone cricket team (Pakistan)|
|1969–72||Pakistan Air Force|
Source: CricketArchive, 26 June 2013
Born in Lahore, Ahmed was educated at Islamia College Lahore. He played in 41 Tests and scored over 2000 runs. He was a middle order batsman who also sometimes batted in the top order. He was Pakistan's second Test wicketkeeper as Hanif Mohammad had kept wickets in Pakistan's inaugural Test. He made the first Test double hundred by a wicketkeeper when he scored 209 against New Zealand in October 1955.
On 6 March 1951, playing for India Prime Minister's XI against a Commonwealth XI, Ahmed scored a triple century (300 not out) while following on, a feat that has been achieved by only two others. He received Pride of Performance Award from the Government of Pakistan for sports in 1966.
Ahmed also played in the Ranji Trophy in India.
Ahmed died in Lahore, Punjab on 31 December 2016 due to a chest infection. He was 88 years old.
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- Cricinfo player profile, Retrieved 15 April 2016
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