Antao D’Souza

Antao D’Souza (born January 17, 1939) is a former cricketer who played in six Tests for the Pakistan cricket team, from 1959 to 1962. He was the second (out of four) Christian to play Test cricket for Pakistan. He was a medium pace bowler and obdurate tail-end batsman.

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Born and raised in Nagoa, Salcete, Goa (at the time part of Portuguese India), D’Souza’s father emigrated to Karachi, Pakistan, at the time of independence in 1947, where D’Souza attended St Patrick’s High School.[2] His brothers, Marshall and Paul D’Souza, also played first-class cricket.

D’Souza toured England in 1962, heading the batting averages (53) as he remained not out in five of his six innings. His bowling was as ineffective as everyone else on that tour, which Pakistan lost 0–4. Domestically, D’Souza played for Pakistan International Airlines, Karachi Blues, Karachi, and Peshawar.

Given a minimum of ten innings, D’Souza is one of only two Test cricketers whose batting averages exceeded their highest score.[4] The other was the Indian cricketer Sadashiv Shinde.

In 1999, D’Souza emigrated with his wife and four children to Ontario, Canada. (Source)

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