On this day: Pakistan bags first-ever test victory against India  

By: News Desk
Published: 03:33 PM, 26 Oct, 2022
On this day: Pakistan bags first-ever test victory against India  
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Pakistan's cricket team defeated India at Lucknow's University Ground in the second match of a five-match series to win their first Test match ever on Oct 26th, 1952. The team was led by 37-year-old Abdul Hafeez Kardar.

Taking to PCB’s tweet, “#OnThisDay in 1952, Pakistan won their first-ever Test, beating India by an innings and 43 runs in Lucknow. It was just their second match. 

Nazar Mohammad became the first century-maker for his side while Fazal Mahmood took 12 wickets in the match.”

The youthful and inexperienced Pakistani team, comprised of both young and senior players, proceeded to play their maiden series just a few months after being granted Test status. 

When new-ball duo Fazal Mahmood and Mahmood Hussain collectively took eight wickets to destroy the Indian batting for just 106 runs in the first innings, Pakistan's quick bowling legacy was established in this series.

In that historic test, Fazal Mahmood grabbed five wickets in the innings, while Mahmood got three.

Nazar Mohammad, the opener, replied with 124 runs after a laborious eight hours and 35 minutes.

Then 25-year-old Fazal pierced through the Indian batting order on a jute-matting surface, taking seven more wickets to his tally and finishing the game with magnificent figures of 12 for 92. Nazar's contribution helped Pakistan accumulate a whopping 334 runs which proved too much for India.

Only the Indian skipper Lala Amarnath provided some fight with a consistent 61 not out as Pakistan defeated India by an innings and 43 runs to win their first-ever Test.

Despite Pakistan's progress toward becoming a top side, India won the Test series 2-1, although it had already begun.

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