West Indian cricket team in Pakistan in 1958–59

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The West Indies cricket team toured Pakistan in February to March 1959 and played a three-match Test series against the Pakistan national cricket team. Pakistan won the Test series 2–1. West Indies were captained by Gerry Alexander and Pakistan by Fazal Mahmood.[1]

Test series summary[edit]

First Test[edit]

20–25 February 1959
(5-day match)
Scorecard
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146 (60 overs)
BF Butcher 45*
Fazal Mahmood 4/35 (22 overs)
Nasim-ul-Ghani 4/35 (16 overs)
304 (160.2 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 103
WW Hall 3/57 (30 overs)
245 (113 overs)
JS Solomon 66
Shujauddin 3/18 (13 overs)
88/0 (34 overs)
Ijaz Butt 41*
Pakistan won by 10 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Daud Khan and Murawwat Hussain
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • 23 February was taken as a rest day.
  • Ijaz Butt and A D'Souza (both PAK) made their Test debuts.

Second Test[edit]

6–8 March 1959
(5-day match)
Scorecard
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145 (75.3 overs)
W Mathias 64
WW Hall 4/28 (13 overs)
76 (36.3 overs)
GS Sobers 29
Fazal Mahmood 6/34 (18.3 overs)
144 (62.5 overs)
W Mathias 45
ES Atkinson 4/42 (22 overs)
172 (60.5 overs)
GS Sobers 45
Fazal Mahmood 6/66 (27 overs)
Pakistan won by 41 runs
Dacca Stadium, Dacca, East Pakistan
Umpires: Khwaja Saeed and Munawar Hussain
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in three.

Third Test[edit]

26–31 March 1959
(5-day match)
Scorecard
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469 (149.3 overs)
RB Kanhai 217
Nasim-ul-Ghani 3/106 (30 overs)
209 (79.2 overs)
Ijaz Butt 47
WW Hall 5/87 (24 overs)
104 (f/o) (48.5 overs)
Saeed Ahmed 33
S Ramadhin 4/25 (10 overs)
West Indies won by an innings and 156 runs
Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore
Umpires: Akhtar Hussain and Munawar Hussain
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 27 March was taken as a rest day.
  • Mushtaq Mohammad (PAK), and MR Bynoe (WIN) made their Test debuts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Indies in India and Pakistan 1958–59". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 

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