Pakistan tour of England 1954

Fazal swings it Pakistan's way

Sixty years ago, Fazal Mahmood inspired Pakistan to an incredible triumph against England

May 1987

Pakistani plunder

John Arlott recalls the surprise maiden victory in 1954, when the team led by Abdul Hafeez Kardar and inspired by Fazal Mahmood humbled England at The Oval

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Pakistan in England, 1954

England's main summer tourists in 2010 will be Pakistan. Their first tour was in 1954 when, unheralded and unsung, they caused a sensation by beating England (who were about to go to Australia and successfully defend the Ashes) in the final Test at The O


Pakistan in England Test Series, 1954

Pakistan tour of England, May-Sep 1954

Test matches

Hanif Mohammad plays a shot during his half-century
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Imtiaz Ahmed
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Tour Results
Pearce's XI v Pakistanis at Scarborough - Sep 8-10, 1954
Pearce's XI won by 9 wickets
England XI v Pakistanis at Hastings - Sep 4-7, 1954
Match drawn
Middlesex v Pakistanis at Lord's - Aug 28-31, 1954
Pakistanis won by 140 runs
Kent v Pakistanis at Canterbury - Aug 25-27, 1954
Pakistanis won by 9 wickets
Essex v Pakistanis at Southend-on-Sea - Aug 21-24, 1954
Match drawn
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