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Imtiaz Ahmed

'My compulsive hitting let me down'

Dec 17, 2009: One of Pakistan's first Test keepers talks about his key innings, keeping to the likes of Fazal Mahmood, his favourite keeper, and more

Interview by Ijaz Chaudhry

Pakistan's first great fast bowler

A man worthy of folklore, legend and awe

May 30, 2005: Fazal Mahmood, one of the greatest of Pakistani cricketers, has died at his home in Lahore aged 78

Osman Samiuddin

Tributes pour in for Fazal Mahmood

'Pakistan's torch bearer'

May 30, 2005: Fazal Mahmood, one of the greatest of Pakistani cricketers, has died at his home in Lahore aged 78

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hero of The Oval passes away

Fazal Mahmood dies at 78

May 30, 2005: Fazal Mahmood, one of the greatest of Pakistani cricketers, has died at his home in Lahore aged 78

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 1987

Pakistani plunder

Jun 14, 2004: 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

John Arlott

Fazal Mahmood: Match-winner extraordinaire

Mar 6, 2001: With the exception of Hanif Mohammad, for Pakistan the tall and handsome Fazal Mahmood was the most outstanding cricketer of the `50s

Agha Akbar

Fourth Test Match

England v Pakistan 1954

1955: Just before half-past twelve on the fifth day of the final Test, Pakistan achieved the greatest moment of their short career as a cricket country by beating England and so sharing the rubber

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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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