Pakistani cricket team in Australia in 1999–2000
The Pakistan national cricket team toured Australia in the 1999–2000 season to played three test matches against Australia before the tri-series with India. The tour began on October 26, in, Perth, Western Australia against an ACB Chairman XI as they played in four tour matches (two list a and two first-class matches before the first test which was played at the Brisbane Cricket Ground. The captains of the teams was Wasim Akram for Pakistan, and Steve Waugh for Australia.
|Pakistani cricket team in Australia in 1999–2000|
|Dates||26 October 1999 – 12 January 2000|
|Captains||Wasim Akram||Steve Waugh|
|Result||Australia won the 3-match series 3–0|
|Most runs||Saeed Anwar (282)||Justin Langer (331)|
|Most wickets||Saqlain Mushtaq (10)||Damien Fleming (18)|
In the opening test played in Brisbane, centuries from Michael Slater and Mark Waugh guided Australia to a ten wicket victory. The following test, played at Hobart saw Pakistan with an century from Inzamam-ul-Haq and a six wicket haul in the first innings from Saqlain Mushtaq give Australia a target of 369 runs to chase down. In what was a record breaking run-chase, centuries from Justin Langer and Adam Gilchrist aided Australia to a four wicket win and also taking the series with one game to spare. The final test which was played at Perth saw an 337 run partnership between Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer as they lead Australia to 451 which would be enough as they won by an innings and twenty runs.
Australian batsman, Justin Langer top scored for the series with 331 runs which included two centuries as he finished ahead of Michael Slater and Pakistani batsman, Saeed Anwar. In the bowling, Damien Fleming was the leading wicket taker of the series with 18 wickets which included a five wicket inning in Brisbane. He was followed by fellow Australian bowlers, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.
Test series summaryEdit
5–9 November 1999
18–22 November 1999
- Australia won the toss and elected to field.
26–28 November 1999
- Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
- Playfair Cricket Annual
- Wisden Cricketers Almanack