Ali Ghulam Murtaza is a left handed batsman and a left arm medium bowler. He has represented teams like Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Under 14s, ICL India XI and Delhi Giants. Presently, he is playing for Pune Warriors India at the IPL 5 season.
Ali debuted in first class cricket at Chennai (MA Chidambaram Stadium) from 25th to 28th December 2006 against Tamil Nadu. In the 1st innings, he claimed 1 wicket for 44 runs in the 17 overs that he bowled, out of which 2 were maidens. He was the No. 6 batsman and faced 185 deliveries while scoring 68 runs inclusive of 7 boundaries. In the 2nd innings, he was offered to bowl 8 overs, out of which 2 were maidens, 21 runs were scored and no dismissals were made. 4 runs were scored by him in 5 deliveries as the No. 7 batsman. The result of this match was a draw.
Murtaza has participated in 4 first class matches in which he scored 171 runs with 68 being his highest score. His batting average was 24.42 and batting strike rate was 46.46. He smashed 1 sixer, 23 fours and 1 half century, taking 2 catches. In the 318 deliveries that he bowled, 121 runs were scored by the batsman and 4 wickets were lost. His bowling strike rate was 79.5.
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