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Malik Miran Bakhsh (April 20, 1907, Rawalpindi – February 8, 1991, Rawalpindi) was a Pakistani cricketer who played in two Tests in 1955. Known throughout his playing career as Miran Bux, he was aged 47 years, 284 days when he played his first Test (against India at Lahore), making him the second oldest Test debutant, behind James Southerton.[1] Unusually, this was only his second first-class match (having failed to capture a wicket on debut almost five years previously).

Miran Bakhsh
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Personal information
Full nameMalik Miran Bakhsh
Born(1907-04-20)April 20, 1907
Rawalpindi, British India
(now Pakistan)
Died8 February 1991(1991-02-08) (aged 83)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 21)29 January 1955 v India
Last Test13 February 1955 v India
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 15
Runs scored 1 53
Batting average 1.00 3.31
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 1* 23
Balls bowled 348 2803
Wickets 2 48
Bowling average 57.50 19.43
5 wickets in innings - 3
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling 2/82 6/15
Catches/stumpings -/- 2/-
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 2017 12 June

A tall off-spinner, he had taken five wickets in a two-day match against the touring West Indians in 1948-49, and 10 in another two-day match against the Commonwealth XI in 1949-50.[2] After his brief Test career ended, he continued playing first-class cricket in Pakistan until 1958-59, when at the age of 51, he took four wickets in his last match, playing for Rawalpindi against Peshawar.[3] His best bowling figures came in a match for Combined Services at Dacca in 1956-57, when he took 6 for 15 to dismiss East Pakistan Whites for 33.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fantastic Mr Fox". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  2. ^ Wisden 1992, pp. 1263-64.
  3. ^ Rawalpindi v Peshawar 1958-59
  4. ^ East Pakistan Whites v Combined Services 1956-57

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