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ON This Day Pakistan played its first international cricket match but lost to India


New Delhi. Pakistan’s cricket team played its first international match on this day i.e. 16 October. That too from his arch-rival India. Pakistan had made Abdul Hafeez Kardar its first captain. Kardar had earlier played 3 Tests for India. But after partition he went to Pakistan. In the Test played at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, Team India trampled Pakistan by an innings. This is how Pakistan started international cricket with a defeat.

In the Test which started on 16 October 1952 at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground in Delhi, Team India captain Lala Amarnath won the toss and decided to bat. The team scored 372 runs in the first innings. Vijay Hazare, who landed at number three, scored 72 and Hemu Adhikari scored an unbeaten 81. Ghulam Ahmed, who batted at number 11, scored 50 runs. He had a big partnership of 109 runs with the official for the last wicket. The team lost 9 wickets for 263 runs.

Vinoo Mankad took 13 wickets

In the match, India’s left-arm spin bowler Vin Mankad took 13 wickets while performing a memorable performance. This is still the second best performance by an Indian bowler against Pakistan. Pakistan’s team got out after scoring 150 runs in the first innings. 7 players could not reach the tens figures. Hanif Mohammad scored the highest 51 runs. Captain Kardar got out after scoring 4 runs. Mankad took 8 wickets for 52 runs in 47 overs. He bowled 27 over maidens.

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Only 152 runs were scored in the second innings.

Pakistan’s team could not make a big score even in the second innings. The team got out after scoring 152 runs in 58.2 overs. 8 batsmen could not reach the double figures. Captain Kardar remained unbeaten on 43 in the second innings. Vinoo Mankad took 5 wickets for 79 runs in the second innings. Apart from this, off-spinner Ghulam Ahmed took 4 wickets. In this way, Team India won the match by an innings and 70 runs. Indian spin bowlers took 18 wickets in the match. This is still the best performance by spin bowlers of any team playing Test in a match against Pakistan.

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