Pakistan first lost in 2000 at the National Stadium in Karachi. When in the December Test series 2000, the English cricket team led by Nasir Hussain defeated the Pakistani team by six wickets. In the first innings of this Test match against England, Pakistan scored 405 runs thanks to Inzamam-ul-Haq’s 142 and Mohammad Yousuf’s 117 runs. The duo shared 269 valuable runs for the fourth wicket. Apart from him, no other player could play Jim to the English bowlers.
Pakistan vs England Test Series 2000
Ashley Giles took four wickets and Darren Gough took three. In reply, the English team was reduced to 388 with the help of Mike Atherton’s 135 and Nasir Hussain’s 51 runs. Waqar Younis took four wickets while Taqleen Mushtaq and Danish Kanria took two wickets each. Pakistan had a lead of 17 runs in the first innings but in the second innings the Pakistani batsmen could not resist the English bowlers and the whole team returned to the pavilion with a modest score of 158 runs.
Saleem Elahi was the top scorer with 37 runs. Gough and Giles led three and Greg White led two batsmen to the pavilion. England achieved the target at a loss of four wickets, shattering Pakistan’s unbeaten record of 34 matches on this ground. With this victory, England won the three-Test series 1-0. The English batsmen batted in low light for victory and made their victory possible. Artificial lights were lit in the stadium due to poor lighting. Moin Khan, the captain of the Pakistan team, had repeatedly told umpire Steve Buckner that the Kilders could not see the ball due to poor lighting so they should end the game.
He was content to continue the game. Tharp and Hook shared 91 runs for the fourth wicket and were instrumental in the victory. The English team won the Test series against Pakistan after 39 years on Pakistani soil. The last time the English team led by Ted Dexter won a Test series in Pakistan was 1-0 in 1961. Imtiaz Ahmed was the captain of the Pakistan team at that time.