The Pakistan national cricket team toured Australia in the 1964–65 season and played 4 first-class matches, including the inaugural Test match between Australia and Pakistan in Australia. The two countries had already played each other in Pakistan.
During this tour, Arif Butt became the first Pakistani player to take a five-wicket haul on his Test debut, taking six wickets for 89 runs.
Test match summaryEdit
4, 5, 7, 8 December 1964
287 (87.6 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 104
GD McKenzie 3/66 (22 overs)
448 (92.3 overs)
TR Veivers 88
Arif Butt 6/89 (21.3 overs)
326 (96.4 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 93
NJN Hawke 4/72 (21 overs)
88/2 (11.5 overs)
BK Shepherd 43*
Arif Butt 1/29 (5.5 overs)
- Australia won the toss and elected to field.
- 6 December was taken as a rest day.
- Mohammed Ilyas, Arif Butt and Farooq Hameed (all PAK), and IM Chappell and DJ Sincock (both AUS) made their Test debuts.
- ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Bowling records / By year of match start". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- ^ "Only Test: Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Dec 4–8, 1964". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
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