September 3, 2001

Pakistan's defeats in test cricket

Pakistan's defeat in the Lord's Test was their 68th in test cricket. Out of 278 tests played to date, Pakistan have lost 18 against Australia, 16 against England, 13 against West Indies, 6 each against New Zealand and Sri Lanka, 5 against India, 3 against South Africa and 2 against Zimbabwe. 51 of these defeats have come on away grounds, against 17 at home.

West Indies and Sri Lanka have most victories (4) against Pakistan on Pakistan grounds. Pakistan suffered their heaviest defeat - by an innings and 185 runs - against New Zealand at Hamilton in 2000-01. In terms of runs, Pakistan have lost two matches by a margin of over three hundred runs - against Australia (Melbourne 1976-77) and South Africa (Johannesburg 1994-95).

Pakistan's heaviest defeat at home was by an innings and 156 runs at Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore, against West Indies in 1958-59. Pakistan's inaugural test against India at Delhi in 1952-53 resulted in an innings defeat. Their 10th defeat came against England at Lahore 1961-62, 25th against England at Edgbaston 1978 and 50th against Sri Lanka at Sialkot 1995.

The complete break-up of Pakistan's 68 defeats against each country in chronological order, followed by margin-wise and venue-wise defeats, is presented below:

Defeats against each opponent

India

Sr.# Year Venue Margin
1. 1952-53 Delhi Innings and 70 runs
2. 1952-53 Bombay 10 wickets
3. 1979-80 Bombay 131 runs
4. 1979-80 Madras 10 wickets
5. 1998-99 Delhi 212 runs.

England

Sr.# Year Venue Margin
1. 1954 Nottingham Innings and 129 runs
2. 1961-62 Lahore 5 wickets
3. 1962 Edgbaston Innings and 24 runs
4. 1962 Lords 9 wickets
5. 1962 Leeds Innings and 117 runs
6. 1962 The Oval 10 wickets
7. 1967 Nottingham 10 wickets
8. 1967 The Oval 8 wickets
9. 1971 Leeds 25 runs
10. 1978 Edgbaston Innings and 57 runs
11. 1978 Lords Innings and 120 runs
12. 1982 Edgbaston 113 runs
13. 1982 Leeds 3 wickets
14. 1992 Leeds 6 wickets
15. 2000-2001 Karachi 6 wickets
16. 2001 Lords Innings and 9 runs

New Zealand

Sr.# Year Venue Margin
1. 1969-70 Lahore 5 wickets
2. 1984-85 Auckland Innings and 99 runs
3. 1984-85 Dunedin 2 wickets
4. 1993-94 Christchurch 5 wickets
5. 1996-97 Lahore 44 runs
6. 2001 Hamilton Innings and 185 runs

Australia

Sr.# Year Venue Margin
1. 1959-60 Dacca 8 wickets
2. 1959-60 Lahore 7 wickets
3. 1972-73 Adeliade Innings and 114 runs
4. 1972-73 Melbourne 92 runs
5. 1972-73 Sydney 52 runs
6. 1976-77 Melbourne 348 runs
7. 1978-79 Perth 7 wickets
8. 1981-82 Perth 286 runs
9. 1981-82 Brisbane 10 wickets
10. 1983-84 Perth Innings and 9 runs
11. 1983-84 Sydney 10 wickets
12. 1989-90 Melbourne 92 runs
13. 1995-96 Brisbane Innings and 126 runs
14. 1995-96 Hobart 155 runs
15. 1998-99 Rawalpindi Innings and 99 runs
16. 1999-2000 Brisbane 10 wickets
17. 1999-2000 Hobart 4 wickets
18. 1999-2000 Perth Innings and 141 runs

West Indies

Sr.# Year Venue Margin
1. 1957-58 Port of Spain 120 runs
2. 1957-58 Kingston Innings and 174 runs
3. 1957-58 George Town 8 wickets
4. 1958-59 Lahore Innings and 156 runs
5. 1976-77 Port of Spain 6 wickets
6. 1976-77 Kingston 140 runs
7. 1979-80 Faisalabad 156 runs
8. 1986-87 Lahore Innings and 10 runs
9. 1987-88 Bridge Town 2 wickets
10. 1990 Faisalabad 7 wickets
11. 1992-93 Port of Spain 204 runs
12. 1992-93 Bridge Town 10 wickets
13. 2000 St John's Antigua 1 wicket

Sri Lanka

Sr.# Year Venue Margin
1. 1985-86 Colombo 8 wickets
2. 1995 Faisalabad 42 runs
3. 1995 Sialkot 144 runs
4. 1999-2000 Rawalpindi 2 wickets
5. 1999-2000 Peshawar 57 runs

Zimbabwe

Sr.# Year Venue Margin
1. 1994-95 Harare Innings and 64 runs
2. 1998-99 Peshawar 7 wickets


South Africa

Sr.# Year Venue Margin
1. 1994-95 Johannesburg 324 runs
2. 1997-98 Faisalabad 53 runs
3. 1998-99 Port Elizabeth 259 runs

Summary of defeats against each country from 1952-53 to date

Opponent Home grounds Opponents' grounds Total
India - 5 5
England 2 14 16
New Zealand 2 4 6
Australia 3 15 18
West Indies 4 9 13
Sri Lanka 4 1 5
Zimbabwe 1 1 2
South Africa 1 2 3
Total 17 51 58



Pakistan's defeats - 1st, 10th, 25th & 50th

1st 1952-53 India Delhi Innings and 70 runs
10th 1961-62 England Lahore 5 wickets
25th 1978 England Edgbaston Innings and 57 runs
50th 1995 Sri Lanka Sialkot 144 runs

Defeats - by margin

Margin Opponent
Ind Eng NZ Aus WI SL Zim SA All
Innings and 150 runs 0 0 1 - 2 - - - 3
Innings and 100-149 runs - 3 - 3 - - - - 6
Innings and 50-99 runs 1 1 1 1 - - 1 - 5
Innings and 1-49 runs - 2 0 1 1 - - - 4
10 wickets 2 2 - 3 1 - - - 8
9 wickets - 1 - - - - - - 1
8 wickets - 1 - 1 1 1 - - 4
7 wickets - - - 2 1 - 1 - 4
6 wickets - 2 - - 1 - - - 3
5 wickets - 1 2 - - - - - 3
4 wickets - - - 1 - - - - 1
3 wickets - 1 - - - - - - 1
2 wickets - - 1 - 1 1 - - 3
1 wicket - - - 1 - - - - 1
300 Plus runs - - - 1 - - - 1 2
250-299 runs - - - 1 - - - 1 2
200-249 runs 1 - - - 1 - - - 2
150-199 runs - - - 1 1 - - - 2
100-149 runs 1 1 - - 2 1 - - 5
50-99 runs - - - 3 - 1 - 1 5
25-49 runs - 1 1 - - 1 - - 3
1-24 runs - - - - - - - - -
Total 5 16 6 18 13 5 2 3 68

Biggest defeats

Sr.# Year V/S Venue Margin
1. 2000-2001 New Zealand Hamilton Innings and 185 runs
2. 1957-58 West Indies Kingston Innings and 174 runs
3. 1958-59 West Indies Lahore Innings and 156 runs
4. 1999-2000 Australia Perth Innings and 141 runs
5. 1954 England Nottingham Innings and 129 runs
6. 1995-96 Australia Brisbane Innings and 126 runs
7. 1978 England Lords Innings and 120 runs
8. 1962 England Leeds Innings and 117 runs
9. 1972-73 Australia Adelaide Innings and 114 runs
10. 1984-85 New Zealand Auckland Innings and 99 runs
11. 1998-99 Australia Rawalpindi Innings and 99 runs
12. 1952-53 India Delhi Innings and 70 runs
13. 1994-95 Zimbabwe Harare Innings and 64 runs
14. 1978 England Edgbaston Innings and 57 runs
15. 1962 England Edgbaston Innings and 24 runs
16. 1986-87 West Indies Lahore Innings and 10 runs
17. 1983-84 Australia Perth Innings and 9 runs
18. 2001 England Lords Innings and 9 runs
19. 1976-77 Australia Melbourne 348 runs
20. 1994-95 South Africa Johannesburg 329 runs
21. 1981-82 Australia Perth 286 runs
22. 1998-99 South Africa Port Elizabeth 259 runs
23. 1998-99 India Delhi 212 runs
24. 1992-93 West Indies Port of Spain 204 runs

Margin-wise defeats - highlights

  • 19 of Pakistan's defeats were by an innings, 28 by wickets and 21 by runs.
  • Three innings defeats were by an innings plus 150 or more runs (v New Zealand at Hamilton 2001, v West Indies at Kingston 1957-58 and v West Indies at Lahore 1958-59).
  • Six innings defeats were by an innings plus 100 to 149 runs (v Australia at Sydney 1999-2000, v England at Nottingham 1954, v Australia at Brisbane 1995-96, v England at Lord's 1978, v England at Leeds 1962, v Australia at Adelaide 1972-73).
  • Two defeats by a margin of over 300 runs (v Australia by 348 runs at Melbourne 1976-77 and v South Africa by 329 runs at Johannesburg 1994-95).
  • Pakistan also suffered three other defeats of over 200 runs (by 286 runs v Australia at Perth 1981-82, by 212 runs v India at Delhi 1998-99 and by 204 runs v West Indies at Port of Spain 1992-93).
  • Pakistan's narrowest defeat, by one wicket, was recorded at St John's Antigua v West Indies 1999-2000.

Defeats - by venue

Home/Away Ground Ind Eng NZ Aus WI SL Zim SA Total
Home                    
  Karachi - 1 - - - - - - 1
  Lahore - 1 2 1 2 - - - 6
  Dacca - - - 1 - - - - 1
  Rawalpindi - - - 1 - 1 - - 2
  Faisalabad - - - - 2 1 - 1 4
  Peshawar - - - - - 1 1 - 2
  Hyderabad - - - - - - - - -
  Sialkot - - - - - 1 - - 1
  Total - 2 2 3 4 4 1 1 17
Ind                    
  Delhi 2 - - - - - - - 2
  Bombay 2 - - - - - - - 2
  Chennai 1 - - - - - - - 1
  Total 5 - - - - - - - 5
Eng                    
  Nottingham - 2 - - - - - - 2
  Lords - 3 - - - - - - 3
  Leeds - 4 - - - - - - 4
  The Oval - 2 - - - - - - 2
  Edgbaston - 3 - - - - - - 3
  Total - 14 - - - - - - 14
NZ                    
  Auckland - - 1 - - - - - 1
  Dunedin - - 1 - - - - - 1
  Christ Church - 1 - - - - - 1
  Hamilton - - 1 - - - - - 1
  Total - - 4 - - - - - 4
Aus                    
  Adelaide - - - 1 - - - - 1
  Melbourne - - - 3 - - - - 3
  Sydney - - - 3 - - - - 3
  Brisbane - - - 3 - - - - 3
  Perth - - - 3 - - - - 3
  Hobart - - - 2 - - - - 2
  Total - - - 15 - - - - 15
WI                    
  Port of Spain - - - - 3 - - - 3
  Kingston - - - - 2 - - - 2
  George Town - - - - 1 - - - 1
  Bridge Town - - - - 2 - - - 2
  St John's Antigua - - - - 1 - - - 1
  Total - - - - 9 - - - 9
SL                    
  Colombo - - - - - 1 - - 1
  Total - - - - - 1 - - 1
Zim                    
  Harare - - - - - - 1 - -
  Total - - - - - - 1 - 1
SA                    
  Johannesburg - - - - - - - 1 1
  Port Elizabeth - - - - - - - 1 1
  Total - - - - - - - 2 2

Venue-wise defeats - Highlights

  • 17 out of 68 defeats have been recorded at home grounds while the remaining 51were suffered on opponents' grounds.
  • Most number of defeats (6) on one home ground have been suffered at Lahore.
  • Outside Pakistan, the most number of defeats (3 each) have been recorded at Lords, Edgbaston, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Port of Spain.
  • West Indies and Sri Lanka have defeated Pakistan on four occasions each on Pakistan grounds, Australia thrice, England and New Zealand twice and Zimbabwe and South Africa once each.
  • On their own grounds, Australia have beaten Pakistan in 15 tests, England 14, West Indies 9, India 5, South Africa 2 and Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe one each.
  • India is yet to win a test match on Pakistan soil.

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