When the Australian team came to Pakistan for test series 1988 under the leadership of Alan Border, the first Test was played in Karachi in which spin bowlers dominated. Australian players Iqbal Qasim Abdul Qadir and Tauseef Ahmed lost their wickets on the spinning balls.
Pakistan vs Australia Test Series 1988
Pakistan captain Javed Miandad played victorious innings of 211 runs which played a key role in the team’s victory with an innings of 188 runs. Pakistan batting first declared 469 runs for 9 wickets. Shoaib Mohammad was the victim of 94 runs. Saleem Malik played an innings of 46 runs. Australian spinner Tim May has four wickets and fast bowler Bruce Reid has four.
In reply, the Australian team piled up 165 runs in the first innings. Iqbal Qasim took five wickets, Abdul Qadir two, and Tauseef one. In the second innings after the follow-on, the charm of Pakistani spinners continued and the team was bowled out for only 116. Iqbal Qasim had four wickets, Abdul Qadir three, and Taseef two.