Pakistani cricket team in India in 1952–53

The Pakistan national cricket team toured India in the 1952-53 season, playing five Tests.[1] The First Test was the first-ever Test for Pakistan and the second match resulted in Pakistan's first Test victory.[2] India won the series 2-1 with two Tests being drawn.

Pakistan cricket team in India in 1952-53
Date10 October 1952 - 24 December 1952
LocationIndia India
ResultIndia won the 5-Test series 2-1-2
Teams
 India  Pakistan
Captains
Lala Amarnath Abdul Kardar
Most runs
Polly Umrigar (258)
Vijay Hazare (223)
Vinoo Mankad (129)
Waqar Hasan (357)
Hanif Mohammad (287)
Nazar Mohammad (277)
Most wickets
Vinoo Mankad (25)
Ghulam Ahmed (12)
Lala Amarnath (9)
Fazal Mahmood (20)
Mahmood Hussain (12)
Amir Elahi (7)

The Pakistan teamEdit

Test matchesEdit

1st TestEdit

16-18 Oct 1952 (4-day match)
scorecard
India  
v
372 (139.4 overs)
Hemu Adhikari 81
Amir Elahi 4/134 (39.4 overs)
150 (104.3 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 51
Vinoo Mankad 8/52 (47 overs)
152 (58.2 overs)
Abdul Kardar 43
Vinoo Mankad 5/79 (24.2 overs)
India won by an innings and 70 runs
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: BJ Mohoni, MG Vijayasarathi
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was the first Test match for Pakistan. For all the Pakistani players except Abdul Kardar and Amir Elahi this was the debut Test. Kardar and Elahi had earlier played Test cricket for India.

2nd TestEdit

23-26 Oct 1952 (4-day match)
scorecard
India  
v
106 (55.1 overs)
Pankaj Roy 30
Fazal Mahmood 5/52 (24.1 overs)
331 (194.3 overs)
Nazar Mohammad 124
Ghulam Ahmed 3/83 (45 overs)
182 (76.3 overs)
Lala Amarnath 61
Fazal Mahmood 7/42 (27.3 overs)
Pakistan won by an innings and 43 runs
University Ground, Lucknow
Umpires: BJ Mohoni, JR Patel
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd TestEdit

13-16 Nov 1952
(4-day match)
scorecard
v
  India
186 (73 overs)
Waqar Hasan 81
Lala Amarnath 4/40 (21 overs)
387/4 d. (112 overs)
Vijay Hazare 146
Mahmood Hussain 3/121 (35 overs)
242 (149.2 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 96
Vinoo Mankad 5/72 (65 overs)
45/0 (15.2 overs)
Vinoo Mankad 35
Abdul Kardar 0/2 (2 overs)
India won by 10 wickets
Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
Umpires: JR Patel, MG Vijayasarathi
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.

4th TestEdit

28 Nov-1 Dec 1952
(4-day match)
scorecard
v
  India
344 (110.5 overs)
Abdul Kardar 79
Ramesh Divecha 2/36 (19 overs)
175/6 (74 overs)
Polly Umrigar 62
Abdul Kardar 2/37 (21 overs)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play was possible on the last two days because of rain.

5th TestEdit

12-15 Dec 1952
(4-day match)
scorecard
v
  India
257 (116 overs)
Imtiaz Ahmed 57
Dattu Phadkar 5/72 (32 overs)
397 (144 overs)
Deepak Shodhan 110
Fazal Mahmood 4/141 (64 overs)
236/7 d. (120 overs)
Waqar Hasan 97
Ghulam Ahmed 3/56 (33 overs)
28/0 (6 overs)
Datta Gaekwad 20
Nazar Mohammad 0/4 (2 overs)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • India won the Test series 2-1.

AftermathEdit

In 2003, to mark the 50th anniversary of the tour, the surviving members of the team were awarded a commemorative medallion, a cash prize of 250,000 rupees, and a current green Pakistan blazer.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pakistan in India, East Pakistan and Burma 1952-53
  2. ^ "Pakistan announce themselves". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Pakistan's pioneers to be honoured by president". Cricinfo. 29 August 2003. Retrieved 13 July 2019.

External linksEdit

Further readingEdit

  • "Pakistan in India, 1952", Wisden 1953, pp. 872–83
  • Abdul Kardar, Inaugural Test Matches, 1954