Pakistani cricket team in Australia in 1989–90

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Pakistan cricket team in Australia in 1989–90
Date December 1989 – March 1990
Location Australia
Result Australia won the 3-Test series 1–0
Player of the series Wasim Akram
Teams
 Australia  Pakistan
Captains
Allan Border Imran Khan
Most runs
MA Taylor (390)
DM Jones (247)
Imran Khan (311)
Wasim Akram (197)
Javed Miandad (190)
Most wickets
MG Hughes (16)
TM Alderman (13)
Wasim Akram (17)

The Pakistan national cricket team toured Australia in the 1989–90 season, under the captaincy of Imran Khan. The series set a Pakistan team, regarded as one of the strongest in the world against an Australian team returning from an unexpectedly successful tour of England. The series was marred by a series of incidents and conflicts, including a walk off by the Pakistani players during a tour match against Victoria in protest at an umpire's ruling. The three Test series was won by Australia 1–0.[1]

The touring party consisted of Imran Khan (captain), Aamer Malik, Aaqib Javed, Abdul Qadir, Ijaz Ahmed, Javed Miandad, Mansoor Akhtar, Maqsood Rana, Mushtaq Ahmed, Nadeem Ghauri, Rameez Raja, Saeed Anwar, Saleem Malik, Saleem Yousuf, Shoaib Mohammad, Tauseef Ahmed, Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram.[1]

Summary of results[edit]

All Matches:[2] Played 17, Won 5, Lost 9, Drawn 3, Tied 0

First-Class Matches:[3] Played 6, Won 0, Lost 3, Drawn 3, Tied 0

Test Matches: Played 3, Won 0, Lost 1, Drawn 2, Tied 0

1st Test[edit]

12–16 January
Scorecard
v
223 (90.1 overs)
MA Taylor 52 (144)
Wasim Akram 6/62 (30 overs)
107 (65.5 overs)
Ijaz Ahmed 19 (33)
TM Alderman 3/30 (19 overs)
8/312 (dec) (108.4 overs)
MA Taylor 101 (240)
Wasim Akram 5/98 (41.4 overs)
336 (137.5 overs)
Ijaz Ahmed 121 (331)
TM Alderman 5/105 (33.5 overs)
Australia won by 92 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: PJ McConnell (Aus) and RJ Evans (Aus)
Player of the match: Wasim Akram (Pak)

2nd Test[edit]

19–23 January
Scorecard
v
257 (76.3 overs)
Wasim Akram 52 (68)
CG Rackemann 4/40 (21 overs)
341 (133 overs)
DM Jones 116 (239)
Wasim Akram 5/100 (43 overs)
9/387 (dec) (143.5 overs)
Imran Khan 136 (361)
Merv Hughes 5/111 (32 overs)
6/233 (83 overs)
DM Jones 121 (205)
Tauseef Ahmed 3/80 (32 overs)
Match drawn
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: AR Crafter (Aus) and LJ King (Aus)
Player of the match: Wasim Akram (Pak)

3rd Test[edit]

3–8 February
Scorecard
v
199 (94.5 overs)
Imran Khan 82 (203)
TM Alderman 5/65 (33.5 overs)
2/176 (65 overs)
MA Taylor 101 (227)
Waqar Younis 1/21 (9 overs)
Match drawn
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: AR Crafter (Aus) and PJ McConnell (Aus)
Player of the match: MA Taylor (Aus)
  • The match was extended by one day after 3, 4 and 6 February were washed out

Other matches[edit]

Pakistan also competed in a tri-nation ODI tournament involving Australia and Sri Lanka they won 5 of their 8 round robin matches. In the best of three final with Australia, they lost 2–0.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Derriman, Philip, ed. (1990). The ABC Australian Cricket Almanac. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ISBN 0-7333-0064-2. 
  2. ^ Includes first-class matches
  3. ^ Includes Test matches

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