Pakistani cricket team in Australia in 1972–73
The Pakistan national cricket team toured Australia in the 1972–73 season and played three Test matches against the Australian national cricket team. After an inadequate preparation against weak teams, Pakistan lost by an innings in the first Test in Adelaide. While Australia won the series 3–0, the last two tests were competitive, with Pakistan seeming the likely winner on the second last days. The 2nd test in Melbourne was attended by 115,721. Pakistan also visited Sri Lanka and played a match against the Sri Lankan national cricket team and followed the tour with a series against New Zealand, where both teams played their first ODI.
Test series summary
22–27 December 1972
29 December 1972–3 January 1973
6–11 January 1973
- Pakistan won the toss and elected to field.
- 9 January was taken as a rest day.
- JR Watkins (AUS) made his Test debut.
The Pakistan team had a stopover in Colombo en route to Australia and played a first-class match there between 9 and 11 November against the Sri Lankan national cricket team, which at that time did not have Test status. The match was drawn. Sri Lanka were captained by Michael Tissera and Pakistan by Intikhab Alam.
- Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
- Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, André Deutsch, 1993
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