Pakistani cricket team in England in 1978

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The Pakistan cricket team toured England in the 1978 season to play a three-match Test series against England.

England won the series 2-0 with 1 match drawn.

Test series summary[edit]

First Test[edit]

1–5 June 1978
Scorecard
v
164 (60.4 overs)
Mohsin Khan 35 (100)
CM Old 7/50 (22.4 overs)
452/8d (144 overs)
CT Radley 106 (234)
Sikander Bakht 4/132 (45 overs)
231 (103.4 overs)
Sadiq Mohammad 79 (123)
PH Edmonds 4/44 (26 overs)
England won by an innings and 57 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: HD Bird and KE Palmer
Player of the match: CM Old (ENG)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 4 June was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
  • DI Gower (ENG) made his Test debut.

Second Test[edit]

15–19 June 1978
Scorecard
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364 (91.2 overs)
IT Botham 108 (110)
Liaqat Ali 3/80 (18 overs)
105 (36 overs)
Mohsin Khan 31 (91)
RGD Willis 5/47 (13 overs)
139 (f/o) (66.5 overs)
Mohsin Khan 46 (117)
IT Botham 8/34 (20.5 overs)
England won by an innings and 120 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: WL Budd and DJ Constant
Player of the match: IT Botham (ENG)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 18 June was taken as a rest day.
  • There was no play on the first day.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.

Third Test[edit]

29 June–4 July 1978
Scorecard
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201 (105.4 overs)
Sadiq Mohammad 97 (282)
CM Old 4/41 (41.4 overs)
119/7 (54 overs)
DI Gower 39 (99)
Sarfraz Nawaz 5/39 (20 overs)
Match drawn
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: HD Bird and KE Palmer
Player of the match: Sadiq Mohammad (PAK)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 2 July was taken as a rest day.
  • There was no play on the third day.

One Day Internationals (ODIs)[edit]

England won the Prudential Trophy 2-0.

1st ODI[edit]

24, 25 May 1978
Scorecard
England 
217/7 (55 overs)
v
 Pakistan
85 (47 overs)
CT Radley 79 (129)
Sikander Bakht 3/56 (11 overs)
Wasim Bari 19 (49)
RGD Willis 4/15 (11 overs)
England won by 132 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: DJ Constant and KE Palmer
Player of the match: RGD Willis (ENG)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Reserve day used. Pakistan were 12/2 (11 overs) at the end of the first day.
  • DI Gower and CT Radley (both ENG) made their ODI debuts.

2nd ODI[edit]

26 May 1978
Scorecard
England 
248/6 (55 overs)
v
 Pakistan
154/8 (55 overs)
DI Gower 114* (122)
Mudassar Nazar 2/31 (6 overs)
Mudassar Nazar 56 (136)
B Wood 2/14 (4 overs)
England won by 94 runs
The Oval, London
Umpires: HD Bird and WL Budd
Player of the match: DI Gower (ENG)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • Naeem Ahmed (PAK) made his ODI debut.

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