Australian cricket team in Pakistan in 1988–89

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The Australian cricket team toured Pakistan in the 1988–89 season. The teams played three 5 day Tests and 3 ODI's. Pakistan won both series 1 - 0. Javed Miandad and Bruce Reid were declared Man of the Series.

Test Matches[edit]

Pakistan won the Test series 1-0, winning the first Test by an innings and 188 runs, and drawing the last two matches.

The first Test was played at the National Stadium in Karachi on 15 September 1988. The second Test was played at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad on 23 September 1988. The third Test was played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 7 October 1988.

In the first Test, Javed Miandad scored 211, while Iqbal Qasim took 9 wickets. In the second Test, Ijaz Ahmed and Javed Miandad scored 122 and 107 for Pakistan, while Allan Border scored 113 for Australia. In the third match, Javed Miandad became the first batsman for Pakistan to score 7,000 runs in Tests.[1] It was also the only time that Steve Waugh opened the bowling in each innings in a Test.[1]

One Day Internationals[edit]

Pakistan won the ODI series 1-0. The first match, scheduled for 30 September 1988, at the Jinnah Stadium in Gujranwala was abandoned due to the ground flooding. The second match, originally scheduled to be played at the National Stadium in Karachi on 14 October 1988 was rescheduled to be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, due to riots in Karachi. The third one-day match, scheduled to be played at Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad on 15 October 1988 was abandoned as well due to riots.

The only one day match to be played resulted in a tied game, with both teams scoring 229 in the 45 over match. However, since Australia lost 3 more wickets (10 to 7), Pakistan was declared winners of the match.

For more information regarding the riots, see Hyderabad riots of 1988

Tour Matches[edit]

Australia also played three 3-day first class tour matches against BCCP Patron's XI at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 5 September 1988, Baluchistan Governor's XI at the Ayub National Stadium in Quetta on 9 September 1988 and against North West Frontier Province Governor's XI at the Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar on 2 October 1988.

All three matches were drawn.

External sources[edit]



  1. ^ a b "An insomniac's dream". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  • Playfair Cricket Annual
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack (annual)