English cricket team in Ceylon and Pakistan in 1968–69

The England national cricket team, under the auspices of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), toured Ceylon and Pakistan from January to March 1969 and played a three-match Test series against the Pakistani national cricket team. The Test series was drawn 0–0. England were captained by Colin Cowdrey and Pakistan by Saeed Ahmed. As Ceylon had not then achieved Test status, the international played at the Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo, is classified as a first-class match. It ended in a draw.[1]

Test series summaryEdit

First TestEdit

21–24 February 1969
(4-day match)
Scorecard
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306 (119.1 overs)
MC Cowdrey 100
Saeed Ahmed 4/64 (20 overs)
209 (70.2 overs)
Asif Iqbal 70
RMH Cottam 4/50 (22.2 overs)
225/9d (84.5 overs)
KWR Fletcher 83
Asif Masood 3/68 (25 overs)
203/5 (79 overs)
Majid Khan 68
RMH Cottam 2/35 (13 overs)

Second TestEdit

28 February–3 March 1969
(4-day match)
Scorecard
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246 (110.1 overs)
Mushtaq Mohammad 52
JA Snow 4/70 (25 overs)
274 (132.4 overs)
BL D'Oliveira 114*
Pervez Sajjad 4/75 (37 overs)
195/6d (101 overs)
Majid Khan 49*
DL Underwood 5/94 (44 overs)
33/0 (20 overs)
RM Prideaux 18*
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.

Third TestEdit

6–8 March 1969
(5-day match)
Scorecard
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502/7 (175.1 overs)
C Milburn 139
Intikhab Alam 3/129 (48 overs)
Match drawn
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Daud Khan and Shujauddin
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was abandoned due to riots shortly before lunch on the third day.
  • Sarfraz Nawaz (PAK) made his Test debut.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marylebone Cricket Club in Ceylon and Pakistan 1968–69". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 July 2014.

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