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Iftikhar Bukhari

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Full name  Iftikhar Ali Bukhari
1958-59 to 1964-65  Lahore
Batting style  Right-handed
1964-65  Sargodha
1957  Cambridge University
Name  Iftikhar Bukhari
1957-58  Punjab

Iftikhar Bukhari Iftikhar Bukhari University of Sargodha Sargodha on ResearchGate
Born  6 July 1935 (age 80) (1935-07-06) Lahore, British India

Iftikhar Bukhari, also known as Iftikhar Bokhari and I.A. Bokhari (born 6 July 1935 in Lahore) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1952 to 1966.

He made his first-class debut in 1951-52 at the age of 16, opening the batting for the Punjab Governor's XI against Punjab University. As "I.A. Bokhari", he spent a year at King's School, Ely, where he scored 453 runs and took 19 wickets in 1953. He went up to Cambridge University later that year. He appeared in the freshmen's match in 1954 alongside his compatriot Shaharyar Khan, but neither was selected for the university team. He played for Cambridgeshire in the Minor Counties Championship in 1956, scoring 649 runs in seven matches at an average of 72.11, and won the competition's batting award. He eventually played one match for Cambridge University, the first match of 1957, but without success.

Returning to Pakistan, he played two matches as an opening batsman for Punjab in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 1957-58, and two for Lahore in 1958-59, with a top score of 27. He was in outstanding form for Lahore in the inaugural season of the Ayub Trophy in 1960-61. In the first match he became the first player to score a double century in the Ayub Trophy when he scored 203 not out against Punjab University; in the semi-final he made 0 and 100 not out against Rawalpindi and Peshawar; in the final he made 50 (Lahore's top score) and 4 not out, to finish the competition as the leading batsman with 357 runs at 178.50.

He scored his last first-class century in the first match of the 1961-62 season, when he made 106 against Multan. He played one match for Sargodha, captaining them in the Ayub Trophy in 1964-65, when he top-scored in both innings in a low-scoring match with 17 and 45 against Combined Services.


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