Hyderabad cricket team (Pakistan)

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Hyderabad are a first-class cricket team based in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. Their home ground is the Niaz Stadium. In first-class cricket they participate in the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy. For Twenty20 and List A cricket tournaments in the Faysal Bank T20 Cup and National One-day Championship they are known as the Hyderabad Hawks.

Playing record[edit]

Hyderabad made their first-class debut in 1958-59 and have played in most seasons since then. At the end of the 2013-14 season they had played 177 matches, with 24 wins, 90 losses and 63 draws.[1] They have usually been one of the weaker Pakistan teams. They reached the quarter-finals of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy in 1968-69, the quarter-finals of the BCCP Trophy in 1971-72, and the final of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy Silver League in 2005-06.[2]

Their highest individual score is 208, by Bashir Shana against Public Works Department in 1973-74.[3] Their best bowling figures are 7 for 50 by Maqsood Hussain against Hyderabad Education Board in 1964-65.[4] Hussain took 13 for 91 in the same match, Hyderabad's best match figures.[5]

Other teams[edit]

In 1969-70 Hyderabad fielded two teams, Hyderabad Whites and Hyderabad Blues. Each side played two matches in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. Hyderabad Whites lost both their matches,[6] and Hyderabad Blues lost one and drew one.[7]


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