Shafqat Rana

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Shafqat Rana
Personal information
Full nameShafqat Rana
Born (1943-08-10) 10 August 1943 (age 77)
Simla, Punjab Province, British India
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm medium
RelationsAzmat Rana (brother)
Shakoor Rana (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 46)24 October 1964 v Australia
Last Test8 November 1969 v New Zealand
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 5 107
Runs scored 221 4947
Batting average 31.57 35.33
100s/50s -/2 9/25
Top score 95 174
Balls bowled 36 1091
Wickets 1 16
Bowling average 9.00 35.00
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling 1/2 2/8
Catches/stumpings 5/- 83/-
Source: Cricinfo, 26 October 2012

Shafqat Rana (Urdu: شفقت رانا ‎, born August 10, 1943) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in five Tests from 1964 to 1969.

"Shafqat Rana was a very good right-handed batsman, strong on the drive and cut, who was not given that many opportunities in a broken career in which he played five Tests in six years. The highlight was an appearance against New Zealand in 1969-70 when he made a career-best 95, and a total of 167 runs, in the third Test at Lahore, and 65 at Dhaka where rioting caused the abandonment of the game."[1]

He made his first-class debut in 1959-60, and toured England with the Pakistan Eaglets in 1963. He toured Australia and New Zealand with the Pakistan team in 1964-65, scoring 182 runs at 18.20 and not playing in any of the Tests. He later toured England in 1971, scoring 228 runs at 17.53, also without playing a Test.

He played his last first-class match in 1978-79. His highest score was 174 for Lahore against Sargodha in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 1968-69 at Lahore, when he put on 330 for the fourth wicket with Waqar Ahmed.[2]

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