Australian cricket team in Pakistan in 1979–80

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The Australian cricket team toured Pakistan in February to March 1980 to play a three-match Test series against Pakistan. Pakistan won the test series 1-0.

Background[edit]

There was some original doubt whether the tour would go ahead due to financial problems. Eventually the tour guarantee was increased and the amount of games played cut from eight matches to five.[1]

Australian squad[edit]

It was the first tour by an Australian team since the peace treaty between the Australian Cricket Board and World Series Cricket. The original squad selected was as follows:

Test matches[edit]

  • 1st Test at National Stadium, Karachi – Pakistan won by 7 wickets
  • 2nd Test at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad – match drawn
  • 3rd Test at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore – match drawn

Impact[edit]

The tour was Javed Miandad's first series win as test captain of Pakistan. It was a notable personal success for Allan Border who scored over 600 runs, and a disappointment for David Hookes, who only scored 10 runs for the whole tour.

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