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Pakistani cricket team in New Zealand in 1972–73

The Pakistan national cricket team toured New Zealand in January and February 1973 and played a three-match Test series against the New Zealand national cricket team. Pakistan won the series 1-0. In addition, a Limited Overs International (LOI) took place between the second and third Tests; this match was the inaugural LOI of both teams.

Test series summaryEdit

1st Test

February 2–5, 1973
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357 (90.4 overs)
Sadiq Mohammad 166
BR Taylor 4/110 (24.4 overs)
325 (74.4 overs)
MG Burgess 79
Sarfraz Nawaz 4/126 (29 overs)
290/6d (71 overs)
Majid Khan 79
HJ Howarth 4/99 (31 overs)
78/3 (26 overs)
GM Turner 49*
Saleem Altaf 3/15 (6 overs)
Match drawn
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: Tony Mackintosh (NZ), ?
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first
  • Rain affected first two days
  • Test debut of Richard Hadlee

2nd Test

February 7–10, 1973
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507/6d (123 overs)
Mushtaq Mohammad 201
BR Taylor 2/91 (22 overs)
156 (51.5 overs)
Ken Wadsworth 45
Intikhab Alam 7/52 (21 overs)
185 (f/o) (49.4 overs)
Vic Pollard 61
Mushtaq Mohammad 5/49 (31 overs)
Pakistan won by an innings and 166 runs
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Umpires: Dennis Copps (NZ), Dick Shortt (NZ)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first
  • Mushtaq and Asif Iqbal (175) added 350 which broke the Pakistan fourth-wicket record
  • Mushtaq became the second Test player to make a double century and take five wickets in an innings in the same match

3rd Test

February 16–19, 1973
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402 (117.5 overs)
Majid Khan 110
BR Taylor 4/86 (32 overs)
402 (90.6 overs)
BF Hastings 110
Intikhab Alam 6/127 (30 overs)
271 (78.7 overs)
Mushtaq Mohammad 52
HJ Howarth 3/99 (31 overs)
92/3 (24 overs)
Rodney Redmond 56
Wasim Raja 3/32 (8 overs)
Match drawn
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Tony Mackintosh (NZ), ?

ODI matchEdit

11 February 1973
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  New Zealand
187 (38.3 overs)
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165 (33.3 overs)
Mark Burgess 47 (68)
Sarfraz Nawaz 4/46 (7.3 overs)
Sadiq Mohammad 37 (50)
Dayle Hadlee 4/34 (8 overs)
  New Zealand won by 22 runs
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: F.R. Goodall (NZ) & E.G. Wainscott (NZ)

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