Pakistan vs Australia Test Series 1964 | History, Match details, Runs

In a Test match series in October 1964, Pakistan was captained by Hanif Muhammad and Australia captain Bob Simpson. Six Pakistani players Abdul Qadir (opener), Asif Iqbal Khalid (cat), Ibadullah, Majid Khan, Pervez Sajjad and Shafqat Rana made their Test debuts in this Test which was played in Karachi.

Pakistan vs Australia Test Series 1964

The Pakistani opening pair of Billy Abdullah and Abdul Qadir shared a stunning 249-run opening partnership, which was broken by Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafiq in the second innings of the Rawalpindi Test last week. Khalid Abdullah scored 166 runs in his debut. Abdul Qadir was dismissed for 95 runs. Intikhab Alam played an innings of 51 runs. Graham Mackenzie of Australia had dismissed 6 players.

Pakistan vs Australia Test Series 1964

In reply to Pakistan’s 414 runs, the visitors scored 352 runs thanks to 153 runs by captain Bob Simpson and 54 runs by Bob Bridge. Majid Khan and Asif Iqbal opened the bowling for Pakistan. Majid Khan, Asif, and Pervez Sajjad took their first Test wickets. Pakistan declared the second innings at 279 for eight and set a target of 342 for Australia to win but the Australian team managed to score 227 runs on two wickets. Australian captain Simpson scored 115 in the second innings and scored centuries in both innings of the Test.

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