Pakistani cricket team in Australia in 1976–77

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The Pakistan national cricket team toured Australia in the 1976–77 season and played 3 Test matches against Australia. The series was drawn 1-1. Pakistan won the final match of the series, which was their first Test victory in Australia.[1]

Test series summary[edit]

First Test[edit]

24–29 December 1976
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272 (70.7 overs)
Zaheer Abbas 85 (121)
KJ O'Keeffe 3/42 (19 overs)
454 (119.4 overs)
KD Walters 107 (244)
Mushtaq Mohammad 4/58 (19.4 overs)
466 (132.7 overs)
Asif Iqbal 152* (291)
DK Lillee 5/163 (47.7 overs)
261/6 (73 overs)
GS Chappell 70 (118)
Iqbal Qasim 4/84 (30 overs)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 25 December was taken as a rest day.
  • Iqbal Qasim and Mudassar Nazar (both PAK) made their Test debuts.

Second Test[edit]

1–6 January 1977
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517/8d (92.6 overs)
GJ Cosier 168 (206)
Iqbal Qasim 4/111 (21 overs)
333 (84.1 overs)
Sadiq Mohammad 105 (262)
DK Lillee 6/82 (23 overs)
315/8d (61.5 overs)
RB McCosker 105 (178)
Imran Khan 5/122 (25.5 overs)
151 (44.1 overs)
Zaheer Abbas 58 (74)
KJ O'Keeffe 4/38 (18.1 overs)
Australia won by 348 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: TF Brooks and MG O'Connell
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 4 January was taken as a rest day.

Third Test[edit]

14–18 January 1977
Scorecard
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211 (64.2 overs)
GJ Cosier 50 (73)
Imran Khan 6/102 (26 overs)
360 (82.3 overs)
Asif Iqbal 120 (213)
MHN Walker 4/112 (29 overs)
180 (41.7 overs)
RW Marsh 41 (80)
Imran Khan 6/63 (19.7 overs)
32/2 (7.2 overs)
Majid Khan 26* (27)
DK Lillee 2/24 (4 overs)
Pakistan won by 8 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: TF Brooks and RR Ledwidge
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 17 January was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
  • Haroon Rasheed made his Test debut.

Annual reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, André Deutsch, 1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AB Goes Mental". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 

External sources[edit]